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Labor/Employment,
Civil Rights,
9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals

Mar. 24, 2021

Ruling is a reminder on this Equal Pay Day

A recent ruling by the 9th Circuit provides a timely lesson reminding us that it is long past time for employers to pay all workers fairly and value them fully, regardless of their gender.

Jennifer Reisch

Of Counsel, Bryan Schwartz Law

labor & employment

UC Berkeley Boalt Hall

Jennifer is the former legal director of Equal Rights Advocates.

Wednesday is Equal Pay Day 2021, a symbolic date that marks how far into the new year women, on average, must work to earn what men were paid the year before. It is neither a holiday nor cause for celebration, but a measure of the persistent gender wage gap that costs women employed full-time in the United States over $950 billion dollars annually. This enormous loss hits particularly hard in a year that saw women pushed out of the workforce in record numbers: women lost more than half of ...

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