National Partnership for Women & Families

Research Library: Workplace Fairness

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Wal-Mart v. Dukes Amicus Brief

The following amici submit this brief, with the consent of the parties, in support of Respondents’ argument that the order of class certification was consistent with Rule 23 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.


Reasonable Break Time for Nursing Mothers

Section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act gives covered women workers the right to reasonable break times and a private location to express milk at work.


Time and Place to Pump at Work

Study after study shows that breast-feeding can help lead to healthy outcomes for children, and now a new study shows that it saves tremendously on health care costs.


The Wage Gap Hurts African American Working Women & Families

In the United States, on average, an African American woman working full time is paid $31,639 per year; while a white man working full time is paid $50,153 per year. This creates a wage gap between full-time working white men and African American women of $18,514.


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.


Pregnant Workers Need the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

Despite existing protections, pregnant workers in this country still face discrimination. Pregnant workers are forced out of their jobs and denied reasonable accommodations that would enable them to continue working and supporting their families.


Pregnant Workers Fairness Act (S. 942/H.R. 1975) Section-by-Section

The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act will ensure that pregnant workers are not forced out of their jobs unnecessarily or denied reasonable accommodations that would allow them to keep working and supporting their families.


Alaska Women and the Wage Gap

In Alaska, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,550 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $52,379 per year. This means that women in Alaska are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,829 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Arkansas Women and the Wage Gap

In Arkansas, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $30,752 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $37,488 per year. This means that women in Arkansas are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $6,736 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Atlanta Women and the Wage Gap

In the Atlanta metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $39,844 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,978 per year. This means that women in the Atlanta area are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,134 between men and women who work full time.


Austin Women and the Wage Gap

In the Austin metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $40,144 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $48,510 per year. This means that women in the Austin area are paid 83 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $8,366 between men and women who work full time.


Arizona Women and the Wage Gap

In Arizona, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,048 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $42,544 per year. This means that women in Arizona are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men, amounting to a yearly gap of $6,496 between men and women who work full time in the state.


Baltimore Women and the Wage Gap

In the Baltimore metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $46,690 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $57,128 per year. This means that women in the Baltimore area are paid 82 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,438 between men and women who work full time.


Birmingham Women and the Wage Gap

In the Birmingham metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,315 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $47,728 per year. This means that women in the Birmingham area are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,413 between men and women who work full time.


Boston Women and the Wage Gap

In the Boston metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $48,244 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $62,324 per year. This means that women in the Boston area are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $14,080 between men and women who work full time.


Buffalo Women and the Wage Gap

In the Buffalo metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $36,894 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $50,243 per year. This means that women in the Buffalo area are paid 73 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $13,349 between men and women who work full time.


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.


Charlotte Women and the Wage Gap

In the Charlotte metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $37,225 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,131 per year. This means that women in the Charlotte area are paid 76 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $11,906 between men and women who work full time.


Chicago Women and the Wage Gap

In the Chicago metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $41,610 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $52,222 per year. This means that women in the Chicago area are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,612 between men and women who work full time.


Cincinnati Women and the Wage Gap

In the Cincinnati metro area, on average, a woman who holds a full-time job is paid $39,174 per year while a man who holds a full-time job is paid $49,308 per year. This means that women in the Cincinnati area are paid 79 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $10,134 between men and women who work full time.


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