Topic of the Week
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)
We know many people have questions about The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). We have compiled information along with answers to many frequently asked questions to provide guidance during this transition. We have also provided answers to q
Blog of the Week
Millions of People Can’t Pay Rent Tomorrow. Here’s How Some Are Organizing.
As April 1 looms and the first rent payment since the start of the coronavirus pandemic becomes due, countless people wonder how they’ll be able to afford to pay. Since the start of the coronavirus crisis, millions have had their hours cut, been furloughed, or laid off. A whopping 3.3 million have applied for unemployment benefits, and some say the unemployment rate could reach 30%. To put that in perspective, the unemployment rate during the Great Depression was 25%.
Thought for the Week
"If women could be making what they should be making, what their male counterparts are making, the economy would be doing much better, if we're really serious about making sure that women, particularly women of color are earning the money that they deserve, then we need to make sure that we're making our voices heard this (election) year."
–Shannon Williams of the Equal Pay Today Campaign
List of the Week
from National Partnership for Women & Families
America’s Women and the Wage Gap
- Black women working full time, year-round typically make only 62 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts.
- Latina women working full time, year-round typically make only 54 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts.
- Asian women working full time, year round are typically paid 90 cents for every dollar paid to their white, non-Hispanic male counterparts.
- The wage gap translates into an annual median loss of $23,540 for Black women, $28,036 for Latinas, $24,443 for Native women, and $6,007 for Asian women.
Top Five News Headlines
- This Brain Bias is Affecting Your Employee Reviews
- How Working Parents Can Prioritize Sleep
- Record 6.6 Million Americans Sought Unemployment Benefits Last Week
- My company’s confused about same-sex sexual harassment: Ask HR
- EEOC Sues Blue Sky Vision for Disability Discrimination at Michigan Facility