Tag: Wage-gap

Advocates Host Conference on Disability Employment

It is well known in the disability community that it is just harder for us to find jobs. The unemployment rate for people with disabilities in 2018 was 8%, more than double the rate of people without disabilities (3.7%). To ring in National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Independence Center…

Wage Gap Embedded Young

It is well known that women earn 80 cents for every dollar a man does. What plays a big factor is a phenomenon called occupational segregation. It is the belief that there are gender normal tasks assigned to men and women. For example, mowing the lawn is viewed as “men’s…

Gender Wage Gap May Be 'Genetic,' Says Higher Ed Official

A Florida higher education official came under fire this week when he suggested that the gender pay gap and women lacking the skills to negotiate could be genetic. Ed Morton, a member of the State University System of Florida’s Board of Directors, made the comments on Tuesday during a board…

Google Says Calculating Gender Pay Data Would Be Too Expensive

Calculating data to determine if a gender pay gap exists is too expensive of a project for Google, lawyers for the company said in court on Friday. The cost About 500 hours of work and $100,000. “This is obviously a very time-consuming and burdensome project,” said Lisa Barnett Sween, an…

Race, Gender Pay Gaps Significant for Millennials

A study released this month by Wells Fargo (No. 12 on the 2016 DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list) found a gender wage gap, “unmanageable” student loan debt and racial disparities when it comes to wealth and salaries for millennials. The report, “Majority of Millennials Say They Won’t Ever…

Massachusetts Takes Historic Step Toward Equal Pay

In a historic step toward equal pay, employers in Massachusetts can no longer ask potential employees about their salary history during a job interview. Massachusetts is the first state to enact such a law, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law, which Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed…

Mansplaining for Soccer Pay Gap

U.S. Soccer Federation President Sunil Gulat, left, and attorney Russell Sauer By Eve Tahmincioglu The fact that members of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team get pregnancy leave is being used as partial justification for pay inequality. Last week, five high-profile players of the U.S. Women’s National Team filed a…

Study: Gender Wage Gap Even Worse for Black Women

By Chris Hoenig Photo by Shutterstock Several studies have shown the wide gender wage gap in this country, but a new study reveals that race creates an even bigger wage gap between men and women. While women, on average, make $0.77 for every $1 that men make, Black women average…