Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Equal Pay Day


As all of those researching and writing in the pay discrimination area already know, today is Equal Pay Day. Falling each April, this day symbolically commemorates the date on which women must work into 2017 to receive the same pay that men receive for all of 2016. There are a number of interesting articles, stories and analyses out there to mark this occasion. From U.S. News and World Report:

"Because black, Latina and Native-American women experience larger wage gaps compared to white, non-Hispanic men, they are left in an even deeper hole and need even more years to climb out – if they can climb out at all. For black women, the lifetime wage gap over a 40-year career totals $840,040; for Native-American women it is $934,240; and for Latina women, the losses rise to $1,043,800." 

If you have the opportunity, it is an opportune time to catch up on some of the wonderful scholarship in this important area of the law.  Feel free to suggest some such scholarship in the comments below!

-- Joe Seiner


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