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NWLC Applauds D.C. Circuit Court Decision Extending Basic Labor Protections to Home Care Workers

August 21, 2015

(Washington, D.C.)  Today, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit upheld Department of Labor regulations extending the minimum wage and overtime protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to nearly two million home care workers, in Home Care Association of America vs. Weil, reversing a lower court decision. Nearly 90 percent of home care workers are women, and of these women, 57 percent are women of color and nearly one-quarter live in poverty. The National Women’s Law Center joined an amicus brief in the case, arguing that the regulations are consistent with amendments to the FLSA that expanded coverage for domestic service employees in part to provide fair treatment for the low-income women and minorities who comprise the majority of these workers. 

NWLC Applauds Appointment of First Openly Trans White House Official

August 18, 2015

(Washington, DC) National Center for Transgender Equality (NCTE) staff member Raffi Freedman-Gurspan has been appointed as an Outreach and Recruitment Director for Presidential Personnel in the White House Office of Presidential Personnel. She is the first openly transgender official in history to serve in the White House.

Connecticut Insurance Department Corrects Discriminatory and Illegal Insurance Practices with Policy that Secures Essential Infertility Benefits

August 13, 2015

(Washington, DC)  Today, Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Connecticut Insurance Department Commissioner Katharine L. Wade announced new state health insurance guidance that will ensure that Connecticut insurance companies cover infertility treatment, when medically appropriate, for women and men ages 40 and older. This new policy requires private health insurers to remove current discriminatory age limits on this benefit and implements the clear intent of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Commissioner Wade said in a statement Thursday. The guidance follows the National Women’s Law Center April 2015 report, which analyzed insurance company documents for health plans sold on the health insurance marketplaces and exposed numerous violations of ACA requirements for women’s health coverage in 15 states, including Connecticut.

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The Biggest Social Security Mistake Women Make

August 11, 2015

Their early claiming of benefits may be one reason why nearly 2.9 million women over 65 live in poverty, more than double the 1.3 million men in poverty, according to the National Women's Law Center.

CNBC

Women in Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives

August 11, 2015

"It is unfortunate," says Nancy Duff Campbell, co-president of the National Women's Law Center, "that here we have the military — [with] one of the best health care systems in the country — and, where we still have a gap is in contraception."

NPR

Women in Combat Zones Can Have Trouble Getting Contraceptives

August 11, 2015

"It is unfortunate," says Nancy Duff Campbell, co-president of the National Women's Law Center, "that here we have the military — [with] one of the best health care systems in the country — and, where we still have a gap is in contraception."

Newsweek

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