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About womenslawproject

The Women's Law Project creates a more just and equitable society by advancing the rights and status of all women throughout their lives. To this end, we engage in high-impact litigation, advocacy, and education.

Paid Sick Leave Bill To Be Introduced in Pittsburgh Today

Pittsburgh City Council member Corey O’Connor will introduce an ordinance that mandates some employers provide paid sick days for certain employees today. The number of paid sick days would depend on the number of hours an employee worked within a … Continue reading

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WLP’s Terry L. Fromson Discusses Women and the Minimum Wage

Women’s Law Project Managing Attorney Terry L. Fromson recently met with Pennsylvania Senator Rob Teplitz to discuss the disproportionate impact of Pennsylvania’s low minimum wage on women workers. “In Pennsylvania, the minimum wage workforce is three-quarters women,” says Terry L. … Continue reading

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Marriage Equality

“All Americans are entitled to protection under the law regardless of who they are or who they love.” – President Obama, June 26, 2015   This morning’s Supreme Court ruling declaring same-sex marriage bans unconstitutional marks a victory for love. … Continue reading

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Report: Wage Theft is Rampant in Pennsylvania

By the end of this week, 400,000 Pennsylvanians will have been illegally deprived of between $19 million and $32 million due to wage theft. That’s a lot of money that could have been spent on rent and groceries, and not … Continue reading

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Today is the 43rd anniversary of Title IX!

“No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any educational program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” – Title IX … Continue reading

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HB 1112 Amended: Victory for Female Athletes in PA!

We recently warned you about House Bill 1112, and asked you to take action on behalf of female athletes in Pennsylvania. We’re happy to report that your voices were heard, and the problem has been resolved. The bill’s stated purpose … Continue reading

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Bad Bill Alert: HB 1112 Threatens Athletic Opportunities for Girls

Please urge your Pennsylvania lawmakers in the House Education Committee to vote against HB 1112, legislation that would suspend education data collection laws, including those related to athletics. This bill is scheduled for a vote in the Education Committee on … Continue reading

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