Rutgers’ Center for Women and Work will host an ‘Equal Pay Can’t Wait’ event on the Lilly Ledbetter Act Anniversary on Friday, January 29, 2016. The act amended the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to state that the 180-day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new paycheck affected by that discriminatory action. The event is one of 20 nationwide highlighting continuing efforts to close the wage gap between men and women.
WHAT: “Equal Pay Can’t Wait” Press Conference
- Terri Boyer, executive director of Rutgers Center for Women and Work, will discuss the center’s research since the Lilly Ledbetter Act was passed in 2009. “Research on pay equity is central to our work because it is a measure of women’s status in the workplace. When the pay gap has been eliminated, we will know we have reached equality,” Boyer says.
- NJ Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and other legislators will announce new legislation to address the wage gap.
WHEN: 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016
WHERE: Rutgers Center for Women and Work, Janice Levin Building, Room 103, located at 94 Rockafeller Road, Piscataway, N.J. 08854