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Guaranteed Legal Aid May Become a Reality for Low-Income Tenants in New York

Last week the New York City Council held a hearing concerning a bill that would guarantee low-income tenants a lawyer, provided by the Office of Civil Justice, when facing eviction charges.

Millions of Women to Benefit from New Overtime Pay Rule

The Obama Administration today announced its final rule extending overtime protections to millions of workers. The rule, which will take effect on December 1, raises the salary threshold for overtime pay from $23,660 to $47,476 per year, making nearly 4.2 million additional workers—more than half of whom are women— eligible to receive overtime protections.

Governor Chris Christie Vetoes New Jersey Pay Equity Bill

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie yesterday blocked a bill aimed at closing the gender wage gap in the state, calling the legislation "business unfriendly."

Equal Pay Day Highlights Persistent U.S. Race/Gender Wage Gap

President Obama today issued a proclamation marking Equal Pay Day—the day to which women, on average, have to work to be paid as much as their white, male counterparts were paid by the close of last year.

California Legislature Passes First Statewide Bill to Raise Minimum Wage to $15/Hour

The California state legislature poised its state to become the first in the nation to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour, a move that California Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León called “historic.” Both the California state Assembly and the state Senate voted along party lines yesterday to approve a bill that will raise the minimum...

White House Announces New Measures to Further Equal Pay

President Obama, on Friday, announced new steps his Administration is taking to help close the gender-race pay gap.

The Nation Inks Impressive 6-Year Contract; Includes Paid Family Leave

Last week, the NewsGuild of New York media union and The Nation magazine announced a six-year contract that will provide four months paid parental leave to The Nation's employees, regardless of their gender, and will also give employees a 25 percent pay increase over the life of the contract.
Spotify Announces Impressive Parental Leave Program

Spotify Announces Impressive Parental Leave Program

On Thursday, music-streaming service Spotify announced the launch of a broad parental leave program that includes six months’ leave for new mothers and fathers.
World Economic Forum Report Places U.S. 28th

World Economic Forum Report Places U.S. 28th

The World Economic Forum just released “The Global Gender Gap” report of 2015 that ranks the United States 28th out of 145 countries.
Gov. Cuomo Signs Women's Equality Bills Into Law

Gov. Cuomo Signs Women’s Equality Bills Into Law

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo just signed into law several bills strengthening protections for women in the workplace as well as victims of sex trafficking, sexual harassment, and domestic violence in an effort to further women's equality in the state.
California Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Workers from Wage Theft

California Gov. Signs Bill Protecting Workers from Wage Theft

California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new bill that holds individuals and corporations accountable for unpaid wages promised to their employees under the law.
Gender Gap Persists for Women Seeking Nobel Science Prizes

Gender Gap Persists for Women Seeking Nobel Science Prizes

According to a recent analysis by Fortune, women scientists pursuing their field's top prizes have one major obstacle to overcome that their male peers do not: gender bias.
Activists Rally for Latina Equal Pay Day

Activists Rally for Latina Equal Pay Day

Latina women on average have to wait 10 months into the calendar year to be paid the same as white men in the previous year.
EEOC Launches Hollywood Gender Discrimination Probe

EEOC Launches Hollywood Gender Discrimination Probe

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has contacted several women directors in Hollywood in an effort to determine whether legal intervention is necessary to disrupt the industry's discriminatory hiring practices.
Women Scientists Receive Less Funding Than Their Male Peers, Study Finds

Women Scientists Receive Less Funding Than Their Male Peers, Study Finds

According to a new study published by the Journal of the American Medical Association, male scientists receive twice as much financial support to kickstart their careers in science and medicine as their female counterparts, an early career inequity that could limit professional opportunities for women scientists throughout their working lives.
Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists

Study Finds US Gender Wage Gap Persists

Data compiled by the US Census Bureau this week once again demonstrates a gender wage gap, showing that American women who work full-time, year-round jobs on average earn 79 cents for every dollar paid to men.
President Obama Signs Pay Transparency Rule

President Obama Signs Pay Transparency Rule

Thanks to President Obama's latest executive order, federal workers can no longer be retaliated against for discussing their pay.
Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide

Lawmakers Pledge $80 Million to Eliminate Rape Kit Backlogs Nationwide

Joe Biden announces million dollar plan to clear the massive national rape kit backlog.
New York City’s Youngest Residents Head to Free Preschool

New York City’s Youngest Residents Head to Free Preschool

Thousands of pre-schoolers in New York City will begin school this week, in the second year of the City's fully-funded pre-kindergarten program.
Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target Forced to Pay $2.8 Million to Women and Minority Applicants

Target is to pay millions after a lawsuit against the store for discriminating against women and African American job applicants.