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ACLU & NWLC Submit Brief in Support of Landmark Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

More than 20 Labor, Workers’ Rights, and Gender Justice Organizations Submit an Amicus Brief Opposing Attack on Workplace Accommodations  WASHINGTON — A broad coalition of more than 20 labor, workers’ rights, and gender justice organizations...

NWLC Joins More Than 100 Organizations in Calling for Overhaul of U.S. Tax Code

WASHINGTON – The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) joined more than 100 public interest organizations in calling on Congress to allow tax breaks for the wealthiest, which were enacted as part of the 2017 Republican-passed...

National Women’s Law Center Files Civil Rights Complaints Against Georgia and Florida School Districts for Censoring Inclusive Books

WASHINGTON, DC, May 13, 2024 - Today, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed two complaints with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR), urging an investigation into Georgia’s Cobb County School...

NWLC Leads 80 National Organizations in Urging Senate Leadership to Attach Bipartisan Tax Bill to Must-Past FAA Reauthorization

Washington, DC – Nearly 100 days after the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Tax Relief for American Families Act, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) is leading 80 national organizations in calling on...

National Women’s Law Center Intervenes In Defense of Transgender College Athletes

ATLANTA – As part of its 50-year mission defending the rights of women and girls under Title IX, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed a motion in federal court today seeking to intervene in...

Settlement Reached with Aetna over LGBTQ+ Fertility Coverage

NEW YORK, May 3, 2024 – The plaintiffs who brought a federal class action suit against Aetna over claims of discriminatory practices faced by LGBTQ+ policyholders seeking fertility treatment have reached a settlement with the...

New Report Reveals Safety Challenges Black Girls Face in Schools

MIAMI — Today, the National Women's Law Center (NWLC) and Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) released a report that examines the experiences Black girls have with school safety and school policing.  The report, Keep Her...

NWLC Reacts to EEOC’s Updated Guidance on Workplace Harassment

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued its updated enforcement guidance on workplace harassment, a version of which was originally proposed in January 2017 and blocked by the Trump administration. The guidance...

NWLC Applauds Department of Labor’s Newly Issued Protections for Farmworkers in the H-2A Program

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden Administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) announced new regulations for the H-2A agricultural guestworker program.  The new regulations will provide much needed improvements to empower the hundreds of thousands of temporary agricultural workers...

NWLC Responds to Legal Suit by 17 Republican State Attorneys General Against the EEOC Over its Enforcement of the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

(Washington, D.C.) Yesterday, 17 Republican state attorneys general sued the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to block its final rule to implement the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act. The EEOC’s rule recognizes that the Pregnant...

National Women’s Law Center on NCAA’s Continued Review of Policy on Transgender Women Athletes: Make the Right Choice

Washington, DC - Earlier this week, NWLC joined over 50 organizations in urging the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) to protect the rights of transgender women seeking to participate in sports as their authentic selves....

Maryland’s Pay Range Transparency Bill Delivers a Win-Win for Workers and Employers

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, Maryland Governor Wes Moore signed pay range transparency bill HB 649/SB 525, which requires employers to list pay ranges in job postings. The law will go into effect on October 1, 2024....

NWLC Responds to Reversal of Harvey Weinstein Conviction

The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, President and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center and a co-founder of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund: "The misstep by New York’s appellate court...

Reproductive Rights Advocates Unite in Washington, D.C. Rally to Defend Emergency Abortion Care

Washington, D.C. - Today, hundreds of reproductive rights, health, and justice advocates, legal experts, medical providers, and patients at an "Abortion is Healthcare" rally urged the Supreme Court to protect the right to emergency abortion...

NWLC Applauds Federal Trade Commission’s Non-Compete Ban

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden Administration’s Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued new regulations that bar employers from imposing or enforcing non-compete agreements on the vast majority of workers throughout the country—which will benefit workers, their families,...

NWLC Applauds Biden Administration’s New Overtime Rule

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Biden Administration’s Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that will strengthen overtime protections for millions of workers across the country. On July 1, the annual salary threshold under which employees...

Advocates for Gender Justice, Civil Rights, and Student Rights Respond to Biden Administration’s Finalization of New Title IX Rule

Washington, DC — April 19, 2024 — Today, the U.S. Department of Education finalized a range of critical updates to its regulations interpreting and enforcing Title IX, restoring and reinforcing vital civil rights protections for...

NWLC Applauds the EEOC’s Rule Implementing the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a final rule to implement the historic Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, which protects the health and economic security of pregnant workers by guaranteeing their...

National Survey Finds People Strongly Favor Taxing the Rich to Pay for Caregiving Priorities

WASHINGTON – MomsRising and the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) released the results of a new national survey today that finds voters on both sides of the aisle overwhelmingly support raising taxes on the wealthiest individuals...

NWLC Condemns Arizona’s Near-Total Abortion Ban

The following is a statement by Gretchen Borchelt, Vice President for Reproductive Rights & Health at the National Women’s Law Center: “We’re horrified by the Arizona Supreme Court’s decision to resurrect a 19th century abortion...