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Legal Director Joins Pay Equity Task Force

August 5, 2016 | by

Building on ERA’s success in sponsoring the California Fair Pay Act, which took effect on January 1, 2016, we are proud that Legal Director Jennifer Reisch has been selected to serve on the...
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Will The Domino Effect Close the Wage Gap?

January 29, 2016 | by

This post originally appeared in The Huffington Post.  Not to oversimplify, but there really is something about the domino effect. The chain reaction when one event sets off a chain of similar...
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‘Where’s The Lawyer?’ Latinas in the Legal Industry

October 30, 2015 | by

Previous installments of our month-long series on the Latina wage gap have dealt with the myriad barriers to economic security faced by low-wage earners. But work remains as well in arenas of high...
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For Latinas, Too Often the Problem Is the Too-Low Minimum Wage

October 21, 2015 | by

We can’t talk about fair pay for Latina workers without talking about the minimum wage. Women are disproportionately likely to earn minimum wage for their work, and in some Latina-dominated...
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The Threat of the Latina Wage Gap

October 15, 2015 | by

Today marks the end of Hispanic Heritage Month, a time to celebrate the histories, cultures and contributions of Americans whose ancestors came from Mexico, the Caribbean, Spain, and Central and...
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Winning for Fair Pay in California

October 14, 2015 | by

WE DID IT!   Equal Rights Advocates has been working with partners across the state and country for decades to develop a strong equal pay bill to close gaps in existing law.   Last week, Governor...
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WIN! Signed into Law: the CA Fair Pay Act

October 6, 2015 | by

WE DID IT! Governor Jerry Brown signed into law the California Fair Pay Act today at the Rosie the Riveter museum in Richmond, CA. As co-sponsors of the bill who have been working to clear the way...
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Dreaming of Fair Pay

September 22, 2015 | by

Salesforce’s annual Dreamforce conference really is the convergence of dreamers. One of the largest software technology conferences in the world, Dreamforce draws 150,000 attendees to San Francisco...
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Census Data Shows Slow Progress Toward Equal Pay

September 21, 2015 | by

The gender wage gap has narrowed, but only just. The U.S. Census Bureau released new data Wednesday showing that male yearly incomes continue to outpace female yearly incomes by a substantial margin....
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Getting Companies to Pay Equally

September 19, 2015 | by

Check out Executive Director Noreen Farrell’s Dreamforce session with Patricia Arquette and interactive page.
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