Just about six years ago, President Obama signed his first piece of legislation — the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act — to extend the time period in which an employee could file a claim for pay discrimination. The Act overruled the United States Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber, which Ledbetter said allowed […]
THE EMPLOYEE MATTERS: Discrimination
The Employee Matters marks the end of 2014 with a“Top Five” list. Interest in “Top Ten” or “Top Five” lists is so immense that psychologists have even coined the term the “Top Ten Effect,” to describe the “bump” that items on such a list receive in terms of sales. A list of the top developments […]
Thirty-five years after passage of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act, pregnancy discrimination complaints are still on the rise. The Pregnant Workers Fairness Act is Congress’ chance to finally make good on the promise to our nation’s mothers that pregnancy discrimination is a thing of the past.
Read more about this important legislation in the recent post on the CELA VOICE blog by Jean Hyams and co-author Mariko Yoshihara.
In her recent blog post on the CELA VOICE, Sharon Vinick offers insight into the growing momentum for workplace flexibility — the commonsense idea that employers should take a flexible approach to meeting the needs of working families. Follow the link to see how Sharon answers the question — “Are workplace flexibility laws the wave […]
Today is Women’s Equality Day! On this date in 1920, the 19th Amendment was ratified, guaranteeing women’s right to vote. The struggle for the right to vote was led by working women, who understood that the right to equal pay for equal work could never be achieved without the right to vote. Let’s take a […]
Equal Rights Advocates honored Leslie Levy for her work at its annual luncheon this summer, where the keynote speaker was equal pay crusader Lilly Ledbetter. ERA is a national organization dedicated to protecting and expanding economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls. ERA explained why it chose the Levy Vinick Burrell Hyams […]