The deadline of August 22 was announced in a status report filed by the administration with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
Most federal contractors play by the rules, the White House said, but every year tens of thousands of Americans are denied overtime wages, subjected to health and safety risks, or discriminated against based on gender or age.
The legal landscape after the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision is taking shape, and it’s a mess.
The administration has announced it is revising the process for religiously affiliated nonprofits to opt out of providing insurance plans that cover birth control for their employees.
Black women specifically face a larger wage gap than women overall, and their Equal Pay Day comes more than two months later than the day women’s groups normally highlight.
Black lesbians are hyper-marginalized within their race, gender, and sexual orientation. The rates of poverty and unemployment for Black lesbians means that our society must think more critically about policy and legislation that would improve the quality of life across all marginalized groups.
“America’s federal contracts should not subsidize discrimination against the American people,” Obama said before signing the order. “I’m going to do what I can with the authority I have to act.”
Look closely at the footnotes, and you’ll see that new EEOC guidelines related to workplace pregnancy discrimination say employers who fail to cover birth control could be guilty of employment discrimination.
Sunday’s New York Times report on a 2013 incident at Hobart and William Smith Colleges comes at a time when the failure of U.S. higher education to address campus rape is coming under high scrutiny.
House Republicans announced late last week that they are moving forward with plans to sue the president over delays in implementing the provision of the law that requires some employers to offer health insurance or face penalties.