Tallahassee women rally to close gender wage gap

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If you're a black woman, you're probably missing out on a little over $22,300 a year. California law now prohibits employers from paying female employees less than men for equal work; protects employees' right to discuss wages with co-workers; prohibits retaliation against employees who seek to enforce the law; and prohibits employers from justifying a pay difference exclusively on the grounds of prior salary.

Tuesday, April 10 is Equal Pay Day 2018, in which we consider the gender wage gap that exists between men and women.

Since the 1960s, the pay gap has narrowed in the United States, but progress in the last couple of decades has slowed.

Yet it's true that women are bearing the burden of childcare and household work. In New Jersey, Latinas face the largest overall cents-on-the-dollar wage gap-just 42 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.

"This isn't just a problem for people who make a lot of money".

"[Negotiation is] a double-edged sword", Harris says.

"Women remain underrepresented at executive leadership levels at organizations of all sizes and across all industries-even, ironically, in the women's media space", said Samantha Skey, president at SheKnows, which was recently acquired by Penske Media, in a statement.

Here in IL, a bill prohibiting employers from asking job applicants or prior employers about their wage and salary histories was approved by the General Assembly past year, only to be vetoed by Gov. Bruce Rauner. SB2351 is a bill still alive that would begin to correct the gender pay gap in Hawai'i by banning employers from inquiring about women's past pay.

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The issue is even greater with Black women and other women of color.

Although the federal law was approved in 1963, Reinhardt concluded that the "financial exploitation of working women embodied by the gender pay gap continues to be an embarrassing reality of our economy".

So why do women earn less than men? What's more, once women start moving into a once-male field, the pay for those occupations begins to fall.

There has been some improvement in the wage gap in the Louisiana.

There is federal law that prevents wage discrimination based on gender.

The NPWF is working to expedite legislation to end pay discrimination, diminish wage disparities, allow for paid sick days, end discrimination against pregnant workers, and increase the minimum wage.

Still, that didn't stop the Bristol-based outfit taking a pop at two competitors in the "cloud distribution" space, which it said paid female staff on average 18.7 and eight per cent less than men, respectively.

"Inequality is not always intentional".

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