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NWLC Report Highlights Barriers that Reinforce the Wage Gap and Solutions to Close It, on 50th Anniversary of Equal Pay Act

June 10, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) On the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today released a policy report outlining the barriers to achieving fair pay and practical steps to close it.

Women’s unemployment rate continues to decline; slightly less than half of job gains go to women, NWLC analysis shows

June 7, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Adult women’s unemployment rate declined to 6.5 percent in May, the lowest level since January 2009, but still more than two percentage points higher than at the start of the recession in December 2007, according to new analysis by the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) of data released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Appeals Court Decision Expands Access to Emergency Contraception for All Women

June 5, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Earlier today, the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals ordered that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration must comply with a previous court decision making the two-pill emergency contraception available over the counter and without age restrictions.

NWLC Analysis: States With Minimum Wage at Federal Level of $7.25 Per Hour Have Largest Wage Gaps

June 5, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today released new analysis that shows that the average gender wage gap in states with minimum wages above the federally mandated $7.

Rep. Franks Targets Women's Health and Reproductive Rights with Amended Bill

June 4, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) Today, the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice favorably reported out Representative Trent Franks’ (R – Ariz.) amended legislation that would impose a nationwide ban on almost all abortions 20 weeks after fertilization. 

Senate Needs to Move Promptly on Three Nominees to D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals

June 4, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, from the Rose Garden of the White House, President Barack Obama announced the nomination of Patricia A. Millet, Cornelia “Nina” Pillard, and Robert L. Wilkins to fill the three vacancies on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. All three individuals are veteran appellate litigators with outstanding legal credentials who command great respect in the legal community.   

NWLC Files Complaints Against Five Institutions for Sex Discrimination in Health Care Coverage

June 4, 2013

(Washington, D.C.) This morning, the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) filed sex discrimination complaints against five institutions that exclude pregnancy coverage from the health insurance benefits provided to their employees’ dependent children.

No Crisis and No Excuse for Cutting Social Security Benefits Women Depend On, NWLC Says

May 31, 2013

 (Washington, D.C.)  The Social Security Board of Trustees released its annual report on Social Security’s financial condition today.

NWLC Hosts Equal Pay Panel Marking 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act

May 30, 2013

WHO: Introductory Remarks: Marcia Greenberger, National Women's Law Center

Moderator: Joy-Ann Reid, MSNBC On-Air Contributor

California High School Fails to Give Girls Equal Opportunities in Sports and Violates Title IX, NWLC Argues in Brief

May 23, 2013

(Washington, D.C.)  The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) today filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit supporting the district court’s recent ruling that Castle Park High School in Chula Vista, California violated Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education.