Moms are reducing work hours 4-5 times more than dads during pandemic

Jul 16, 2020
It could leave them vulnerable to layoffs, stalled careers and lower pay for years to come, new studies find.
A mom helps her two daughters with schoolwork during the pandemic in New York.
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How salary history bans can raise wages for female and Black workers

Jul 8, 2020
New research shows evidence that pay gaps are related to salary negotiations.
Salary history bans make it illegal for an employer to ask a prospective employee about their past compensation.
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Deal offers paid leave for federal workers, but only new parents

Dec 11, 2019
Although it leaves out the majority of workers, the policy change is seen by many as a step in the right direction.
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When it pays to smoke with the boss

Dec 9, 2019
Male smokers who work for other male smokers get promoted faster, according to new research.
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Michelle Williams’ Emmy speech highlights gender pay gap

Sep 23, 2019
The "Fosse/Verdon" actress pointed out that women of color can end up making half of what their white male counterparts make.
Michelle Williams accepts the Emmy award Sunday for outstanding lead actress in a limited TV series or movie.
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States expand bans on asking job applicants for salary history

Aug 1, 2019
The question can perpetuate long-standing pay disparities among women and racial and ethnic groups.
A job seeker fills out an application at a career fair in midtown Manhattan, New York City.
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Younger workers more likely to talk pay with colleagues

Jul 4, 2019
Greater transparency around salaries could help close racial and gender pay gaps but can be tricky to navigate.
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How did you ask for a raise?

Jun 3, 2019
Compared to women, more men end up receiving the raise they asked for.
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Boston Symphony Orchestra finds itself in a gender pay gap saga

The orchestra's principal flutist, Elizabeth Rowe, found out she makes about $65,000 less than the male oboe player next to her.
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