A federal court just scored a big win for pay equity across the country -- on the same day we recognized Equal Pay Day for Asian American and Pacific Islanders.
The U.S. District Court just reinstated a federal data collection requirement designed to promote pay equity. Employers are now obligated to report their pay data to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, making this a huge step forward in the fight for pay equity.
For too long, women have been paid less than their male coworkers for doing the same quality of work. In the Kansas City metro area alone, women are paid 78 cents for every dollar paid to men. Using data and research is a way to develop meaningful solutions to the pay gap -- solutions that will improve the lives of women and their families across the country.
This new court ruling will make it possible to gather the evidence needed to close the pay gap and give women equal compensation for their work. Read the full statement and join us in celebrating this milestone in women’s pay equity.