News on Gender Equal Pay

7 Lessons from U.S. Women’s Soccer’s Fight for Equal Pay

The U.S. women’s national soccer team sued its employer, the U.S. Soccer Federation, for gender discrimination last March — the first known lawsuit of its kind in professional sports. The dispute was a culmination of years of pushing for pay equality and quickly became a media sensation, bolstered by the team’s fourth World Cup win, which came early of last year. As the world…

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HBO Corrects Pay Gaps. A Win for the Time’s Up Movement and Reese Witherspoon.

The head of programming at HBO says that the network has examined all of its shows and corrected pay gaps among staff, inspired by “Big Little Lies” star and producer Reese Witherspoon and the larger Time’s Up movement. “One of the things that’s come out of thinking about the movement and some conversations with Reese, who’s really at the forefront, is…

‘The Crown’ Star Claire Foy Will Receive $275,000 in Back Pay to Close the Gender Wage Gap

The revelation that “The Crown” star Claire Foy was paid less than her male co-star caused a scandal last month as the latest example of sexism in the entertainment industry. Now the award-winning actor will reportedly receive back pay for her performance as Britain’s Queen Elizabeth, as the makers of the acclaimed Netflix drama seek to close the gender pay gap.…

New Jersey Has The Strongest Equal Pay Law in America

New Jersey cemented a place in history books Tuesday after Governor Phil Murphy signed the most sweeping equal pay legislation in the nation. The new law cracks down on workplace discrimination, requiring equal pay for “substantially similar work.” Though New Jersey already had equal pay laws in place, the bill — also called the “Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” — amends and strengthens…