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NWLC Responds to Release of “Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody”

April 23, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) This week, the National Task Force on the Use of Restraints released the report “Best Practices in the Use of Restraints with Pregnant Women and Girls Under Correctional Custody,” a set of principles and best practices sponsored by the Department of Justice to guide policy and practice regarding the use of restraints on pregnant women and girls in prison.

NWLC Responds to Supreme Court Decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

April 22, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The Supreme Court today issued a decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action upholding Michigan’s Proposal 2, a 2006 amendment to the state constitution that banned race- and gender-based affirmative action in public university admissions.

NWLC Submits Brief in Reaching Souls International, Inc., et al. v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

April 21, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Reaching Souls International Inc., et al. v. Sebelius.

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Florida Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Pregnant Workers

April 21, 2014

The impact from the gaps in protections under the law is significant to pregnant workers and their families. A report released last summer by the National Women’s Law Center and A Better Balance found that pregnant workers face systematic discrimination on the job, including refusals for basic accommodations of the pregnancy or forcing pregnant workers to take unpaid leave.

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The Kojo Nnamdi Show: Fair Pay and the Workplace

April 21, 2014

Last week was "Equal Pay Day," sparking political debate over pay fairness. President Obama signed an executive order around transparency for federal contractors, and Democrats introduced a bill aimed at pay equity.


Social Security Benefits From Your Ex

April 19, 2014

Of course, much of the decline is because women's participation in the workforce jumped during that period. But Social Security is still the only source of income for nearly 30% of beneficiaries 65 years and older. Twice as many women as men (2.6 million to 1.3 million) in that age range lived in poverty in 2012, the National Women's Law Center figures.

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