It has been quite the week for fair pay for women. On Monday, we witnessed a shameful act when opponents blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act in the Senate. On Tuesday, new data from the U.S. Census Bureau revealed that there has been no significant progress in closing the national gender-based wage gap. Show More Summary
Republicans in the Senate on Monday unanimously filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act. Did you see this on the news? Did you hear about it on the radio? Did you read about it in your local paper? There is an election coming and accurate,...Show More Summary
The Senate failed yet again to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act yesterday, which would have strengthened an employee’s ability to fight pay inequality and prohibited them from retaliation by employers. Republicans have long opposed the bill, which they believe will negatively impact business owners. [Politico] This woman recounts reporting her sexual assault at a school [...]
In a move that surprised absolutely no one and still managed to be disappointing, America's deadbeat dad the GOP once again voted against the Paycheck Fairness Act—the bill that aims to protect women from gender-based wage discrimination. Show More Summary
New data from the Census Bureau reveals that the pay gap has gone from 77 cents to 78 cents on the dollar
Sen. Deb Fischer (R-NE) is annoyed at being forced to vote on fair pay. Republicans blocked a key equal pay measure Monday night, and are whining that Democrats made them vote on it at all. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which would close...Show More Summary
Surprise! For the 4th time since 2012, Senate Republicans have blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act. The GOP, of course, claims that it’s not that they’re against equal pay for women. It’s just that–well, to be honest, it’s not entirely clear how they finish the end of that sentence. Some argue that the Paycheck Fairness Act–which would [...]
After voting to move the Paycheck Fairness Act to debate, Republicans turned around and quashed it. The post Republicans Unanimously Block Equal Pay Bill appeared first on ThinkProgress.
If you’re an employer, take heed from LinkedIn. It does not pay to violate the Fair Labor Standards Act. Yesterday the Labor Department announced that LinkedIn has agreed to pay six million in back wages and damages to 359 current and former employees. Show More Summary
LinkedIn has to pay employees nearly $6 million in unpaid overtime and damages after a federal investigation found the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. The post LinkedIn To Pay Workers Nearly $3.5 Million In Unpaid Overtime After Breaking Federal Labor Laws appeared first on ThinkProgress.
The Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) exemption for "learned" individuals -- it's a grey line sometimes. But other times, it's really, really not. FLSA puts us lawyerly folk into the "exempt" category due to our advanced degrees. The same goes for engineers, doctors, and other individuals putting their graduate degrees......
A property tax system in which one to three family homes pay a lower effective tax rate than apartment buildings violates the Fair Housing Act, alleges a lawsuit filed by two New York City renters. The plaintiffs, Rosa Rodriguez and...
A group of Gawker Media's former unpaid interns are claiming they are entitled to back pay under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. As PandoDaily reports, "the suit, initially filed in a Manhattan federal court in June of last year,...Show More Summary
Georgia Senate candidate Karen Handel, of Komen Foundation scandal fame, does not support the Paycheck Fairness Act. She really doesn't support it—and in making clear just how strongly she rejects the idea that the government shouldShow More Summary
Regardless of Opinion L.A. guest blogger Charlotte Allen's ridiculously inflammatory contention that " Despite its cute graphic, Paycheck Fairness Act was evil spawn of Lilly Ledbetter," the facts remain discouraging for women when it comes to equal pay.
When President Obama announced the Paycheck Fairness Act on Equal Pay Day this week, we applauded his efforts to address the so-called "gender wage gap" but, from a data point of view, mourn the fact that he, like many others before him, is building his case around a flawed number. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked -- for the third time -- the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill -- the attainment of equal pay for equal work -- seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. Show More Summary
Last Wednesday, Senate Republicans blocked--for the third time--the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill proposing to close the pay gap between men and women. The goal of the bill--the attainment of equal pay for equal work--seems like a no-brainer, right? Women with the same job, and same qualifications, as men deserve to be paid the same. Show More Summary
With the Democratic record on hiring and paying women, why was the "Paycheck Fairness Act" even brought up?
Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) asserted over the weekend that the Republican Party was the party of "women's equality" days after Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act. In a party line Senate vote last week, RepublicansShow More Summary