“Women of color absolutely experience a kind of double penalty, in terms of both race and gender, when it comes to wage inequality,” Alyssa Davis, co-author of a new report from the Economic Policy Institute, told RH Reality Check.
What began in 2012 as a movement of a few hundred fast-food workers demanding decent pay reached a climax yesterday, with both Democratic presidential front-runners tweeting their support for the #FightFor15 protesters who marched in 400 cities, according to some estimates.
Despite the defeat of Houston’s equal rights ordinance, the fight for transgender rights is gaining significant ground under the Obama administration.
President Obama’s directive to delay inquiries into criminal records could move the government closer to outlawing disclosure of past felonies as a prerequisite for employment.
“It’s ironic and stunning that, on the one hand, we’ve seen incredible progress for women, yet on the other hand, they’re inundated with little bits of discrimination and people don’t really realize it,” said Jenny Schwartz, partner at Outten & Golden, a national employment law firm.
An order last week turned away an emergency appeal by industry groups to delay implementation of a Department of Labor rule that grants minimum wage and overtime protections to some home-care workers.
If the Universal Paid Leave Act of 2015 passes, almost everyone who works in the District of Columbia will qualify for up to 16 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
It’s time to take bold action to stop putting family health at risk—corporations and municipalities, states, and the federal government should mandate parental leave for both parents for births and adoptions.
“For years, these employers have trampled on the rights of workers, both children and adults, and violated our child labor laws forcing minors to work for them,” Wage and Hour Division Administrator David Weil said in a statement.
A complaint filed in New York accuses a franchise’s owners of failing to pay minimum wage and overtime to approximately 300 workers.