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May 19, 2016

NWLC Praises Maryland’s Equal Pay Law

(Annapolis, MD) Today, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan signed into law the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. The following is a statement from Emily Martin, General Counsel and Vice President for Workplace Justice at the National

May 18, 2016

NWLC Applauds Department of Labor’s Overtime Regulations

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) released final regulations that will extend time and a half overtime pay to millions of workers by updating the salary threshold for the overtime exemption. This threshold has been

May 16, 2016

NWLC Reacts to Today’s Supreme Court Decision in Zubik v. Burwell

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights and Health at the National Women’s Law Center: “We are disappointed that the Court did not resolve once and for all whether the

May 13, 2016

NWLC Welcomes HHS’ Issuance of Crucial Regulations Prohibiting Sex Discrimination in Health Care

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued final regulations interpreting and implementing Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which prohibits discrimination in health care programs or activities receiving

May 13, 2016

NWLC Reacts to Administration’s Guidance on Transgender Students

(Washington, D.C.) Today the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education released guidance clarifying that Title IX, the law that bans sex discrimination in federally funded education programs and activities, bars discrimination on the basis of gender

May 4, 2016

Motherhood Wage Gap is 27 Percent Nationwide Gap Is Smallest in Vermont and Largest in Louisiana, NWLC Analysis Shows

(Washington, D.C.) Mothers typically make only 73 cents for every dollar paid to fathers, leaving a gap of 27 cents on the dollar—larger than the 21-cent gap between women and men overall, according to new National

May 3, 2016

NWLC Files Groundbreaking Complaint Against D.C. Hospital for Discriminating Against an Abortion Provider

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), with co-counsel Katz, Marshall & Banks, LLC, has filed a complaint on behalf of Dr. Diane J. Horvath-Cosper, an OB-GYN and Family Planning Fellow, against a Washington, D.C.

May 2, 2016

Anna Chu To Be Vice President for Income Security and Education at the National Women’s Law Center

(Washington D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is pleased to announce that Anna Chu will be its Vice President for Income Security and Education, where she will lead the Center’s work on a range of

April 26, 2016

Women’s Low-Wage Jobs Will Lead Job Growth Over Next Decade, NWLC Analysis Shows

(Washington, D.C.) The five jobs with the largest projected growth in the next decade are primarily female-dominated and low-wage, according to new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics and Census data by the National Women’s Law

April 4, 2016

Wage Gap Costs Women More Than $430,000 Over a Career, NWLC Analysis Shows

Losses for Latinas more than $1 million; for African American women more than $877,000 (Washington, D.C.) Based on today’s wage gap, a woman starting her career now will lose $430,480 over a 40-year career, new NWLC

March 29, 2016

Supreme Court Hands a Victory To Public Sector Unions and Women

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Supreme Court affirmed, by an equally divided vote, the decision of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association. The one-sentence per

March 23, 2016

Women’s Health and Economic Security on the Line in High Stakes Contraceptive Coverage Case

Supreme Court To Hear Oral Arguments Today (Washington, D.C.) Today, the Supreme Court of the United States will hear oral arguments in Zubik v. Burwell, a case involving challenges brought by religiously-affiliated non-profit organizations against the