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Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Community Letter in Support of Thomas Perez's Nomination as Department of Labor Secretary

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.


U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Meeting on Employer Wellness Programs: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 5/8/2013

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.


Alabama Women and the Wage Gap

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 Block Grants/Caps Will Hurt Women and Families

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.


Medicaid Primer: Ensuring Basic Health Care for Millions of Women and Children

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.


Response to DOL Proposed Rule on Application of Fair Labor Standards Act to Domestic Service, 3/21/2012

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.


U.S. Equal Opportunity Commission Meeting on Pregnancy and Caregiver Discrimination: Testimony of Judith L. Lichtman, Senior Advisor, 2/15/2012

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.


Standing Up for Women & Families in 2012

The National Partnership for Women & Families is dedicated to expanding opportunities for women and improving the well-being of our nation’s families.


ETF Comments on OFCCP 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.


National Partnership Comments on OFCCP Compensation Data Collection Tool

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.


Paycheck Fairness Act Coalition Poll

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.”


The Pregnancy Discrimination Act: Where We Stand 30 Years Later

Pregnancy discrimination complaints are on the rise – and have been for a very long time...


Amicus Brief: Ledbetter v. Goodyear

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.


Working Women and Washington’s Wage Gap

In Washington, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $40,246 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $52,080. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,834 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Working Women and Missouri’s Wage Gap

In Missouri, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $32,481 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $42,282. This means that women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $9,801 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act

Equal Employment Opportunity Restoration Act -- Fact Sheet


Civil Rights Act of 1991

To amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to restore and strengthen civil rights laws that ban discrimination in employment, and for other purposes.


Working Women and North Carolina’s Wage Gap

In North Carolina, the median pay for a woman working full time, year round is $33,188 per year, while the median yearly pay for a man is $41,138. This means that women are paid 81 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,950 between full-time working men and women in the state.


Amicus Brief: Long Island Care at Home v. Coke

This case concerns whether a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Amendments of 1974, Pub. L. No. 93-259, relieved a commercial enterprise of its obligation to pay the federal minimum wage and overtime premiums to employees who provide health care in customers’ homes- or empowered the Labor Department to legislate such an exemption.


California Women and the Wage Gap

In California, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,817 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,281 per year. This means that women in California are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,464 between men and women who work full time in the state.


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