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NWLC Applauds Department of Labor Regulations Protecting Workers’ Rights

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) released its final rule on the standard for distinguishing between employee and independent contractor status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule revises the standard...

This Black Women’s Equal Pay Day, Black Female Workers Say Enough is Enough!

On average, Black women working full-time make just 67 cents for every dollar paid to white non-Hispanic men, according to the National Women’s Law Center. The implications of this pay gap are enormous, says Gaylynn Burroughs,...

Transgender Student Athletes ‘Just Want to Play.’ Will Federal Law Assure They Can?

“I would argue that Title IX already prohibits this type of discrimination,” said Shiwali Patel, a lawyer with the National Women’s Law Center. If the department were to add specific language protecting transgender students’ right...

Working Moms Took a Hit in the Pandemic. The Pain May Make the Wage Gap Worse.

Half a million more prime age working women dropped out of the labor force than men with the onset of the pandemic. Women’s labor-force participation is beginning to recover, hitting 58.4% in August. It’s still nearly a...

The Fight For Bodily Autonomy In The Disability Community

Reproductive justice for disabled folx means “making sure that people have the right to make decisions about their bodies and their families and their futures,” says Ma’ayan Anafi, Senior Counsel for Health Equity and Justice...

Subminimum Wages Were Always Deplorable. Inflation Is Making Them Worse.

Diana Ramirez, senior manager of policy and coalition at the D.C.-based National Women’s Law Center and a former ROC staffer, describes her work as taking place at the intersection of wage and gender justice. “Two-thirds...