Equal Pay

Equal Pay Is Not Just About Gender Discrimination, It Is About Racism

Like millions of people around the country, the team at CWLC is experiencing grief and rage at the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and too many other Black women and men. Today is Mom’s Equal Pay Day. In the United States, Black mothers earn just 50 cents for every dollar the average white
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Today is Women’s Equal Pay Day 2020

As families across California face the economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, CWLC recognizes the importance of today’s National Equal Pay Day. The 31st of March represents how far into 2020 women on average must work to earn what men did in 2019. Women must work a full three months longer than men to earn the same
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Latina Equal Pay Day 2019

Today is Latina Equal Pay Day, which marks the day in 2019 when the average wages paid to Latinas in the United States in 2018 finally catch up to what white, non-Hispanic men were paid in 2018. In 2019, the average Latina makes just 54 cents for every dollar paid to the average white, non-Hispanic man. This
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Native Women’s Equal Pay Day 2019

​Today is Native Women’s Equal Pay Day in the United States, which marks how far into 2019 the average Native woman must work to earn what a white male did in 2018. On average, Native women earn only 58 cents on the dollar, and this year Native women had to work nearly 22 months to earn what an average white
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Equal Pay Day 2018

Today we recognize National Equal Pay Day. The 10th of April represents how far into 2018 women on average must work to make what men did in 2017. In 2017, women on average were paid 80 cents of what men were paid. The wage gap is even wider for women of color. As shown below,
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Assembly Bill 1209 (Gonzalez Fletcher) – Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act

The California Women’s Law Center supports AB 1209, The Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act, introduced by Senator Gonzalez-Fletcher, which seeks to address the gender wage gap in California. Read AB 1209 Support Letter AB 1209 was vetoed by the Governor on October 15, 2017.

Asian American Women Equal Pay Day

Today is Asian American Women’s Equal Pay Day, which means Asian American women’s salaries are just catching up to what white men made in 2016. Compared to their white male counterparts, Asian American women working full time typically are only paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to white men.

Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – 8th Anniversary

On January 29, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which ensured that women like Ms. Ledbetter are able to successfully assert their claims by confirming that each discriminatory paycheck rejects the 180-day statute of limitations to file a claim.

Equal Pay in California: Pay Equity And Discrimination (webinar training)

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 the California Fair Pay Collaborative, comprised of the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center, Equal Rights Advocates, and California Women’s Law Center, presented a webinar titled “Equal Pay in California: Pay Equity And Discrimination.”

Equal Pay Webinar with LAS-ELC and ERA

The California Pay Collaborative—comprised of Equal Rights Advocates, Legal Aid Society – Employment Law Center, and the California Women’s Law Center—hosted this webinar to assist individuals and attorneys in navigating California’s Equal Pay Act.

“Aging, Women and Poverty in California” Forum

On June 3rd, the California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) co-hosted a forum entitled Aging, Women and Poverty In California at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles. CWLC was honored to partner with the California Commission on Aging (CCoA) and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) to discuss the priorities and perspectives that community and policy leaders should be planning for as our population ages. With 34,000 Californians turning 65 each month, the Golden State should prepare for a dramatic change in the needs of its citizens.

CWLC’s Fall Update

IN THIS ISSUE: A Big Win for Equal Pay. The Governor Approves SB 358, The California Fair Pay Act, CWLC’s Distinguished Guest Speaker Series, CWLC at Planned Parenthood’s #PinkOut Day, CWLC Kicks off its Title IX Training Series, CWLC Releases a Report Card for Los Angeles County Schools, How CWLC Spent Women’s Equality Day, CWLC Participates in the California Workplace Justice Summit …

Support AB 1017 (Campos): Gender Pay Equity

  The Honorable Nora Campos State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: AB 1017 (Campos) – Support Dear Assemblymember Campos: I am writing in support of AB 1017. This bill will promote fair and equal pay practices by requiring employers to advertise a job’s minimum pay and prohibiting employers from seeking salary history without a job applicant’s
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Support SB 358 (Jackson): California Fair Pay Act

The Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: SB 358 (Jackson) – California Fair Pay Act Dear Senator Jackson: I am writing in support of SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which strengthens the state’s existing equal pay law by eliminating loopholes preventing effective enforcement and empowering employees to discuss pay without fear of retaliation.
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CWLC Advocates for Women’s Economic Empowerment with A Stronger California

SACRAMENTO – Economic equality, poverty, and child care advocates joined legislators at a press conference this week calling for new policies to help secure women’s economic empowerment in California, which will benefit families and communities across the state. The advocates and elected leaders are asking state policymakers to support an agenda in the coming year that approaches women’s economic opportunities across multiple policy areas. A Stronger California is the multi-year campaign advocating for this coordinated and comprehensive set of policies.

Support SB 406 (Jackson): Employment: Leave

  The Honorable Hannah-Beth Jackson State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 RE: SB 406 (Jackson) – Support Dear Senator Jackson: I am writing in support of SB 406. This bill will extend job-protected leave to more California workers when they need to take time off to care for a seriously ill family member or bond with
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Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft – Wage Theft Ordinance Hearing Press Conference

On Tuesday, December 9th, the Wage Theft Ordinance will be heard in the Economic Development Committee at City Hall. The Los Angeles Coalition Against Wage Theft needs your support to show City Councilmembers that Los Angeles needs an anti-wage theft policy now.

California Legislative Session Ends on a Positive Note for Women and Girls

Governor Jerry Brown Signs Bills Guaranteeing Paid Sick Days, Preventing Pregnancy Discrimination for Students, Ensuring Access to Contraception and Prohibiting Sterilization of Female Inmates Among Others

LOS ANGELES – The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) is pleased to report that California Governor Jerry Brown ended the legislative session this week by signing several bills focused on increased legal protections for women and girls in California.

Spring 2014 Update

IN THIS ISSUE: The 2014 Pursuit of Justice Awards, Updated Mission | New Location, Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, Staff in the Community

Summer 2013 Update

IN THIS ISSUE: Our Annual Pursuit of Justice Awards, Our Four New Board Members, Free Legal Services Provided to Female Veterans, Senator Barbara Boxer’s Press Conference at CWLC Highlighting Military Sexual Trauma, Two New Grants Focused on Improving Access to Healthcare for Female Veterans