Tag Archives: Equal pay

June at the Women’s Law Project

We took a short break from sending a monthly newsletter, but now we’re back. There’s a lot going on, and we want to make sure you have every opportunity to stay up to date on our work and what’s happening … Continue reading

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City of Philadelphia Still Fighting The Chamber of Commerce’s Effort to Block Equal Pay Law

Both the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce are appealing a federal judge’s recent ruling on a prior-wage equal pay ordinance signed into law by Mayor Jim Kenney in January 2017. As we told you back in early … Continue reading

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Split Ruling on Lawsuit to Block Philadelphia’s Equal Pay Ordinance 

This week, a U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order granting in part and denying in part a motion brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia on behalf of members such as Comcast Corporation, … Continue reading

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Women’s Equality Advocates Sue the Trump Administration over Equal Pay

The National Women’s Law Center (NWLC) and Democracy Forward filed a lawsuit against the Trump Administration on behalf of NWLC and the Labor Council for Latin American Advancement for illegally rolling back critical pay transparency requirements intended to root out discrimination and close the wage gap. … Continue reading

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We Filed a Brief Supporting the City of Philadelphia in the Fight for Equal Pay

The Women’s Law Project filed an amici brief in federal court on behalf of itself and 27 organizations supporting Philadelphia’s prior wage legislation. Despite passing into law unanimously last year, the equal pay ordinance has been stalled due to a … Continue reading

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WLP Speaks Out in Support of Philadelphia’s Prior Wage/Equal Pay Ordinance

Advocates gathered at Philadelphia City Hall today to express support for Philadelphia’s prior wage/equal pay ordinance, and the city officials who are fighting against the current attempt to obstruct it. After a hearing in which Women’s Law Project and Pathways … Continue reading

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Advocates Declare May 23 “Unequal Pay Day” in Philadelphia

    PHILADELPHIA –Last year, Philadelphia City Council unanimously passed Bill No. 160840, a “prior pay” wage equity ordinance that prohibits employers from asking applicants to reveal their prior pay during job and salary discussions, or rely on wage history, … Continue reading

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