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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

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

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

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

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.

Patrica Arquette: Hollywood Will Have To Make a 'Radical Readjustment' When CA's Pay Equality Act Goes Into Effect 

In October 2015, California passed one of the most progressive equal pay laws in America. The California Fair Pay Act mandates equal pay for “substantially similar work,” as well as giving all workers the right compare salaries without retribution from employers. According to Patricia Arquette, the law will have a disproportionate effect on Hollywood. Read more...

Subprime Credit Reporting Company To Pay $8M For Illegally Obtaining Consumers’ Credit Info

Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, companies – and lenders – are allowed to access credit reports only for “permissible purposes,” like determining if a person is creditworthy. But federal regulators say a Florida-based subprime credit...Show More Summary

What Businesses Must Do to Support Equal Pay for Women

When the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was signed, advocates for equal pay believed that a new era was dawning, an era in which the gender pay gap - the gap which means that white women earn around $0.78 for every dollar earned...Show More Summary

Gap says audits show its workers get equal pay for the same work

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Since the California Fair Pay Act was signed into law last month, companies have been scrambling to check their books, review their hiring statistics and get legal guidance to navigate what's being called the toughest equal wage statute in the country. The new law is turning the spotlight on hundreds...

Fair use: YouTube protects some creators against questionable DMCA takedowns by paying up to $1M legal costs

YouTube is making moves to protect users from questionable DMCA takedown notices by offering to protect some creators by paying up to $1 million in legal costs. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a U.S. copyright law that seeks to protect copyrighted works, including online videos. Given how easy it is to access, edit, […]

How to Prepare for California's Fair Pay Act

Starting January 1st, the strongest equal pay law in the country goes into effect in California. The state's Fair Pay Act, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October, is designed to strengthen existing equal pay laws and provide robust new protections for workers. Among the law's mandates......

How California Fair Pay Act can - and can't - help women

3 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Actress Patricia Arquette's call for wage equality during her 2015 Oscar acceptance speech brought an issue affecting countless women to the forefront and inspired one of the toughest equal pay laws in the nation. The California Fair Pay Act, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in early October,...

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