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The high cost of health care places a particular burden on lower-income women who need health services but often struggle to pay premiums and out-of-pocket costs. The problem has been exacerbated because many insurers charge women higher rates simply because of their gender, thereby putting health coverage out of reach—especially for many lower-income women.
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the greatest advance for women’s health in a generation. Improving health care has long been a priority for women, reflecting their experiences as patients, mothers, and caregivers.
REPORT | Expecting Better is a comprehensive analysis of state laws and regulations governing paid leave and workplace rights for new parents in the United States.
In 2014, the National Partnership for Women & Families is urging members of Congress to stand up for women and families by supporting the following legislative agenda.
DATA BRIEF | Holding a job is the new normal for pregnant women in the United States, but many encounter significant barriers to success on the job and at home, according to a survey of new and expecting mothers.
A guide to understanding the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and your right to work and seek employment free from discrimination based on pregnancy.
A review of concrete steps the 113th Congress can and should take to prohibit discrimination and expand opportunities and eliminate sexual harassment in the workplace.
On behalf of the National Women’s Law Center, the National Partnership for Women & Families, and the undersigned organizations, we write in strong support of the nomination of Thomas E. Perez to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor.
Chair Berrien and Commissioners, my name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. We are pleased that the Commission has convened this public meeting and appreciate the opportunity to offer recommendations to promote nondiscrimination in employer wellness programs.
FACT SHEET | Women in Alabama are paid 74 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,089 between men and women who work full time in the state.
Medicaid provides critical health care for millions of lower income women and children who otherwise would be uninsured. At all ages, women and girls make up the majority of enrollees in Medicaid.
Medicaid, the nation’s principal safety net health insurance program, provides critical health care for millions of lower income women, including many older women and women with disabilities.
On behalf of the National Partnership for Women & Families and the undersigned organizations, we thank you for the opportunity to respond to the Department of Labor’s request for comments on the proposed rule that would extend the critical wage and hour protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to millions of home care workers. This rule will significantly enhance the economic security and job quality of these workers who have been, up until now, excluded from these most basic labor standards.
My name is Judith Lichtman, and I am Senior Advisor for the National Partnership for Women & Families. I greatly appreciate this opportunity to speak to you today about the persistent problem of workplace discrimination against pregnant women and caregivers.
The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and improving the well-being of our nation’s families.
The National Partnership for Women & Families appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool.
The Employment Task Force of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights appreciates the opportunity to comment on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking regarding the development and implementation of a compensation data collection tool.
In a nationwide poll of registered voters, 84% said they support “a new law that would provide women more tools to get fair pay in the workplace.”
Pregnancy discrimination complaints are on the rise – and have been for a very long time...
Under the ruling below, an employee cannot challenge pay discrimination resulting from any decisions made before the most recent pay decision prior to the 180-day limitations period under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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