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January 15, 2021

NWLC Responds to Biden Administration’s Economic Relief Plan

(Washington D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “The plan put forward by the incoming Biden administration is a critical rescue effort for millions

January 11, 2021

NWLC Responds to President-Elect Biden’s Justice Department Leadership Nominations

(Washington, D.C.) Following the nomination of Merrick Garland to serve as Attorney General and Vanita Gupta, Kristen Clarke, and Lisa Monaco to key positions in the Department of Justice, Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of

January 8, 2021

NWLC Reacts to Departure of Betsy DeVos from Trump Administration

(Washington D.C.) The following is a statement from Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center: “The exit of Betsy DeVos will come as welcome news to the countless

January 7, 2021

Dangerous Moves by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Department of Justice Seek to Undermine Civil Rights Protections

(Washington, D.C.) In the final days of the Trump administration, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), the key federal agencies charged with protecting civil rights, are seeking to finalize

January 7, 2021

NWLC Demands Impeachment and Removal of President Trump, Accountability for Assault on U.S. Capitol

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “Like millions of Americans, I am horrified and disgusted by the chaos and violence that Trump—and

January 6, 2021

NWLC Reacts to Department of Labor’s Harmful Rule Encouraging Employers to Deny Worker Protections

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U. S. Department of Labor (DOL) released a final rule interpreting the test for employment status under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) that will encourage employers to misclassify workers as independent contractors, denying them of the rights

December 22, 2020

NWLC Reacts to DOL Tip Regulations That Will Cost Workers Millions

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued a final rule that will make it easier for employers to pay the tipped minimum cash wage—just $2.13 an hour under federal law—to employees, even when those

December 22, 2020

NWLC Responds to Coronavirus Relief Deal

(Washington, D.C.) The following is a statement from Fatima Goss Graves, president and CEO of the National Women’s Law Center: “That obstructionists in the Senate plunged millions of families into poverty before this deal came together

December 16, 2020

Trump makes last ditch attack on abortion

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Trump Administration threatened to withhold $200 million in critical health care funding to California and threatened legal action against the University of Vermont Medical Center – for protecting patient access to a