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Equal Rights Advocates protects and expands economic and educational access and opportunities for women and girls.

Latest News from Equal Rights Advocates

Equal Pay Bill Signed by Gov. Brown


Today, Governor Jerry Brown signed Assembly Bill 1676, which prohibits employers from relying on prior salary alone to justify any pay difference between male and female employees who do... read more

Obama Administration Announces New Equal Pay Rule


Today, the Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) released their final rule for revisions to the Employer Information Report (EEO-1), which is filed annually by employers of 100 or more.... read more

New Law Expands Opportunities for Women in the Trades


Today, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 2288, which will require pre-apprenticeship programs in the building and construction trades funded by the federal Workforce Investment and Opportunity Act... read more

You’re Invited: Celebrating Women in Music!


Join us on November 14 in Oakland for an evening of jazz to celebrate women in music. Tickets and more information available at read more

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  • Will Winds of California Fair Pay Law Inspire Federal Legislation?
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  • California Targets Sexual Harassment in Janitorial Industry
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  • Putting Gretchen Carlson’s Multi-Million-Dollar Settlement In Context
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  • These lawmakers want to kill the interview question we all hate to answer
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