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Hero Teen Calls Out Pay Discrimination, Gets Fired

6 days agoLifestyle / Fashion : The Cut

Only seven years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was written into law by Barack Obama, an act named for the woman who wouldn't take pay discrimination lying down, a junior version of the fair-pay queen has risen in Kansas City, Kansas. A teen, a hero, a pay-discrimination advocate ... More »

Lilly Ledbetter Knows That the Gender Pay Gap Isn’t a Myth

The first bill President Obama signed into law after his inauguration was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, named for Alabama woman Lilly Ledbetter. Ledbetter made a name for herself in a decadelong fight with Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company after learning they were paying her significantly less than her ... More »

‘LedBetter’ Index Lets You Buy From Companies With Women In Top Jobs

The LedBetter Gender Equality Index -- cleverly named in homage to Lilly Ledbetter, namesake of the Fair Pay Act -- lays bare the gender ratio at the top of the 230 companies that own nearly 2,000 of the world’s most popular consumer brands.

Farmworkers rally for overtime pay, days off, bargaining rights

last monthNews : NY Daily News

Protesters, including Timothy Cardinal Dolan, gathered to support the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act.

Fair Pay for Postdocs: Why We Support New Federal Overtime Rules

The Department of Labor's recently announced revisions to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) will make more than 4 million currently exempt U.S. workers eligible for overtime pay, unless their salaries are raised. Among them are an estimated 37,000 to 40,000 junior scientists who have emerged as critical players in modern biomedical research. Show More Summary

“An Economic Analysis of Overtime Pay Regulations”

3 months agoIndustries / Law : Overlawyered

From Donald Boudreaux and Liya Palagashvili for Mercatus. Abstract: Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, employers must pay workers who work more than 40 hours in a week time-and-a-half for every hour worked over 40. Numerous exemptions...Show More Summary

FLSA and Mt. Clemens after Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo

Today, the US Supreme Court decided Tyson Foods v. Bouaphakeo, an appeal from a jury verdict for plaintiffs seeking overtime pay via a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective action and a Rule 23 class action under Iowa’s wage payment...

The 14th Amendment is not enough: We must have an Equal Rights Amendment

3 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

On January 29, 2009, President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law. The Act did not protect women from discriminatory pay, but only plugged a hole in the existing patchwork of federal laws. Women now have a longer time period to file a discrimination claim. Show More Summary

Meet the Woman Trying to Smash the Gender Pay Gap

On Friday, the seventh anniversary of his signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, President Obama introduced a slate of new measures aimed at addressing the stubborn gender pay gap. "Today, women account for almost half of the workforce. But the typical woman who works full-time still earns 79 cents...

President Obama Issues New Action to Close the Gender Pay Gap

The announcement coincides with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.

Some Things Change With Time … While the Gender Wage Gap Remains Relatively the Same

Despite the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, the equal pay needle hasn’t moved much at all. It’s hard to believe it’s been seven years since President Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation to become law during his presidency. Show More Summary

How Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pushed For A Law To Make Sure Women Get Equal Pay

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

President Barack Obama commemorated the 7th anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act on Friday -- with the announcement of even more steps to reduce the pay gap between men and women. It was a fitting tribute to the first measure...Show More Summary

President Obama Announces Plans For Equal Pay

Congress needs to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act already.

States Take Lead On Equal Pay, With Legislation Stalled In Congress

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama signed his first piece of legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, seven years ago today, which made it easier for women to sue over gender-based pay discrimination. But momentum to pass more...Show More Summary

Obama: More to do to close the pay gap for women, minorities

Obama was pressing for more protections to close the gender pay gap during a White House event marking the seventh anniversary of signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Obama also announced his administration is expanding a data collection program aimed at ferreting out abuses of equal pay laws.

Obama to push new equal pay rule, again tackling what Congress won't touch

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

It’s been seven years since the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the first piece of legislation President Obama signed. That law was a small step toward equality, but the United States needs big steps, and Congress has (predictably) blocked that progress since. Show More Summary

White House Takes New Action to Address the Gender Wage Gap

The White House will announce a new proposal to advance equal pay on Friday, the seventh anniversary of Barack Obama’s signing of the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The policy would require all institutions that employ 100 or more people to report data on their employees’ compensation, along with standard reporting on gender, race, and ethnicity.

You Should Ask Your Coworker How Much They Make. Right Now

Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now. Show More Summary

Equal Pay Can't Wait

This week marks the anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, signed into law by President Obama seven years ago this Friday. The law finally gave women the ability to challenge unequal pay whenever they discover it is occurring?...Show More Summary

Talk About Your Salary in the Fight for Pay Equality

Something we can do right now to combat pay inequality in the workplace is talk with our co-workers about our salaries. While Congress works to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to address the multiple barriers to pay equality, knowing our rights could help us now.

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