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September 29, 2016


Obama Administration Announces Final Rules on Equal Pay and Paid Sick Days   (Washington, D.C.)  Today’s two White House announcements will help improve equal pay laws and expand workers’ access to paid sick days. The Equal Employment

September 13, 2016

Poverty Rate Falls But Being a Woman Increases the Odds of Being Poor in America, Uninsurance Among Women Dropped by Nearly One-Third Under the ACA, and the Wage Gap Closes by Just One Penny, NWLC Analysis Shows

More than 1 in 5 young Millennial women (ages 18-24) were poor in 2015   (Washington, D.C.)  Despite some substantial improvements on poverty, wages and health insurance for millions of Americans—nearly 17 million women lived in

August 24, 2016

The Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order Benefits Law-Abiding Businesses, Working Women and Taxpayers, says NWLC

(Washington, D.C.) The Department of Labor and the General Services Administration released final regulations implementing President Obama’s Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces executive order earlier today. The executive order and the implementing regulations will help ensure

August 2, 2016

New Report Finds Gaps in Women’s Health Coverage

(Washington D.C.) A new report released today by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) reveals various exclusions in health insurance plans from more than 100 insurers in 16 states that particularly affect women’s health and economic

June 27, 2016

A Major Victory for Women’s Health, Rights, and Economic Security: NWLC Praises Supreme Court Ruling in Favor of Whole Woman’s Health

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the United States Supreme Court ruled, in a 5-3 decision, in favor of Whole Woman’s Health, overturning Texas’s clinic shutdown law, known as H.B. 2, which imposes medically unnecessary, burdensome requirements on abortion

June 23, 2016

NWLC Applauds Supreme Court Fisher Decision that Underscores Importance of Diversity Policies by Colleges and Universities

The following is a statement by Fatima Goss Graves, NWLC Senior Vice President for Program: “Today’s decision is a win for all women and men on our nation’s college campuses. The Court has recognized the value

June 22, 2016

NWLC Releases Interactive, State-by-State Zika Map Identifying Where Policies Protect Women’s Health

(Washington D.C.) Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released an interactive map that examines which states at risk of the Zika virus provide access to key reproductive health and workplace protections to help women manage

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