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NWLC Submits Brief in Southern Nazarene University v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

April 14, 2014

NWLC Submits Brief in Southern Nazarene University v. Sebelius, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

NWLC Submits Brief in Non-Profit Legal Case, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

April 7, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief today to the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals in Little Sisters of the Poor v. Sebelius.

Walmart, Bowing to Pressure from Women’s, Legal Rights Groups, Improves Pregnant Worker Policies

April 7, 2014

Three legal organizations, which brought a class action complaint against Walmart earlier this year for discrimination against pregnant workers, said today they welcomed a new policy in which the superstore giant promises to provide “reasonable accommodations” for temporary disabilities caused by pregnancy.

NWLC Applauds President Obama's Equal Pay Executive Actions

April 6, 2014

(Washington, D.C.)  On Tuesday, President Obama will sign an executive order prohibiting federal contractors, who employ close to one-quarter of the U.S.

NWLC Submits Brief in Non-Profit Legal Cases, Supporting the Contraceptive Coverage Benefit

April 4, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) submitted an amicus brief t

Women’s Unemployment Rises Despite Job Gains, Growth Concentrated in Low-Wage Sectors, NWLC Analysis Shows

April 4, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) Women gained more than half of the 192,000 jobs in added in March, but low-wage sectors accounted for nearly half of overall growth, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

High Stakes in Contraceptive Coverage Cases Before the Supreme Court

March 25, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear legal arguments in Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp v. Sebelius. These cases present the question of whether for-profit corporations must comply with an important benefit in the Affordable Care Act (ACA) that ensures that women have access to insurance coverage of birth control without out-of-pocket expense. 

The Fair Employment Protection Act Helps Survivors of Sexual Harassment On the Job Get Their Day in Court, Says NWLC

March 13, 2014

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Fair Employment Protection Act is being introduced in both the Senate and the House of Representatives.  This bill restores protections from harassment based on sex, race, national origin, religion, disability, age or genetic information that were limited in the recent Supreme Court decision Vance v. Ball State University.