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Pro-Con: Is the Paycheck Fairness Act a boon for American women?

Daily Astorian

The 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA) has made pay discrimination by gender illegal since the Kennedy administration. But this law clearly isn’t enough, if we’re still talking about significant pay disparities more than a half century later.

The Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), authored by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) is designed to bring the Equal Pay Act into the 21st century. For only the second time since 1997, the House of Representatives recently passed the PFA.

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Power Connection: Connecticut AFL-CIO Empowers Fight for $15

Michael Gillis

Path to Power Is Clear in the Ocean State

Michael Gill

Bernie Sanders will present proposal on behalf of Walmart workers at annual shareholders meeting

Adam Peck

Kamala Harris announces equal pay plan: Fine companies that pay women less

Laura Clawson

In the Courts more

Perez v. City of Roseville

In an amended opinion, held that a former probationary police officer who was terminated after an alleged affair with a married coworker could not proceed with her civil rights claims, including infringement of her constitutional rights to privacy and intimate association. Affirmed summary judgment for the defendants based in part on qualified immunity.

Cicalese v. University of Texas Medical Branch

Revived claims brought by two physicians (a married couple) that an academic health center discriminated against them based on their Italian national origin. Reversed a dismissal in relevant part.

May 23, 2019

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In the News

McDonald's faces 25 new charges of sexual harassment in the workplace

Workers find new bargaining power in a strong jobs market

Fast-Food Workers Have a New Job Perk: Finish a Shift, Get Cash to Go

Kansas School District to Pay $11,250 to Settle Equal Pay Act Lawsuit

Connecticut Senate gives final approval to $15 minimum wage; Gov. Ned Lamont pledges to sign bill

House Democrats Approve LGBT Anti-Discrimination 'Equality Act'

FMLA Leave: When Can Employers Prorate Bonus Payments?

Top Five Labor Law Developments For April 2019

Nike responds to backlash over maternity leave policy

Uber Drivers Are Contractors, Labor Board’s Top Lawyer Says

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