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Special Collection: Employment and Domestic Violence

This special collection includes a categorized and selected listing of articles, bibliographies, fact sheets, laws and court action, papers, regulations, reports and surveys. It is offered as an additional tool to assist advocates working on and interested in employment issues related to ending violence against women. Items may be cross-referenced for ease of use. Direct links to the documents are provided from this page. Comments and content suggestions welcome. Contact the National Resource Center on Domestic Violence at 1-800-537-2238; 1-800-553-2508 (TTY).

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Domestic Violence as a Barrier to Work | Back to top

  • Addressing Domestic Violence as a Barrier to Work: Building Collaborations between Domestic Violence Service Providers and Employment Services Agencies | PDF PDF (31 p.) | PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by L. McKean, Center for Impact Research (October 2004)
    This report summarizes lessons learned from a collaborative project of DV agencies and employment services agencies in Houston, Chicago, and Seattle. The report describes and recommends practices including collaboration, training, and screening/referral.
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  • Self-Sufficiency and Safety: The Case for Onsite Domestic Violence Services at Employment Services Agencies | PDF PDF (28 p.) PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by L. McKean (October 2004)
    This document reports findings from a collaborative project of DV agencies and employment services agencies in Houston, Chicago, and Seattle. The report highlights experiences and barriers to work of DV, service needs, and outcomes.
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  • Intimate Partner Violence, Employment, and the Workplace
    by J. Swanberg, T. Logan, and C. Macke, Vol. 6, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 286-212 (October 2005)
    This article is a literature review on violence against women and employment. It includes information on types of job interference tactics by perpetrators, employer responses and attitudes, consequences for employers, and survivor responses.
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Domestic Violence in the Workplace | Back to top

Items listed here focus on statistics, studies, and information on employer responses to domestic violence in the workplace

  • Taking Off to Participate in Criminal Proceedings | PDF PDF (3 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (2005)
    This guide provides answers to Frequently Asked Questions about your rights at work when you have to attend criminal court proceedings.
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  • Domestic Violence and the Workplace | PDF PDF (8 p.)
    by Partnership for Prevention (2002)
    This document is a guide for both employers and survivors to gain an understanding about how domestic violence affects the workplace.
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  • Seven Important Facts about your Workplace | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by The Domestic Violence and Employment Project (2008)
    This document provides information regarding domestic violence survivors rights in the workplace.
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  • The Facts on the Workplace and Domestic Violence | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by Futures Without Violence (2004)
    This fact sheet provides statistics on the prevalence, costs, and employers’ perspectives regarding domestic violence in the workplace.
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  • Domestic Violence Human Resource Policy Guide | PDF PDF (5 p.)
    by Blue Shield Against Violence (2004)
    This guide includes a summary of Blue Shield of California’s human resources policies in support of a workplace response to domestic violence, offering model workplace policies.
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  • The Facts on the Workplace and Violence Against Women | HTML HTML (3 p.)
    by Futures Without Violence
    This fact sheet has statistics on how violence against women affects the workplace, employer perspectives, and violence against women broadly.
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  • Seven Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence | HTML HTML (6 p.)
    by Futures Without Violence
    This fact sheet makes a case through statistics and information for why employers should prioritize addressing domestic violence.
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  • State Law Guide: Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Policies | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This document is an alphabetical listing of states and counties that have adopted DV workplace policies. States with model policies for private businesses are included. Live links to laws, executive orders, and bills are contained within the document.
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  • State Law Guide: Workplace Restraining Orders | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide covers state laws and legislative proposals affecting an employer’s ability to seek restraining orders for employees in situations involving domestic violence.
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  • Intimate Partner Violence, Employment, and the Workplace
    by J. Swanberg, T. Logan, and C. Macke, Vol. 6, Trauma, Violence, & Abuse 286-212 (October 2005)
    This article is a literature review on violence against women and employment. It includes information on types of job interference tactics by perpetrators, employer responses and attitudes, consequences for employers, and survivor responses.
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  • Domestic Violence in the Workplace | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2007)
    This fact sheet gives stats on costs, job performance and productivity, and impacts of dv on employment. Resources are listed.
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Fact Sheets | Back to top

Items listed here are shorter documents (less than 3 pages) that provide statistics and/or explanations in a succinct manner.

  • Domestic Violence in the Workplace | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (2007)
    This fact sheet gives stats on costs, job performance and productivity, and impacts of dv on employment. Resources are listed.
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  • The Facts on the Workplace and Violence Against Women | HTML HTML (3 p.)
    by Futures Without Violence
    This fact sheet has statistics on how violence against women affects the workplace, employer perspectives, and violence against women broadly.
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  • Seven Reasons Employers Should Address Domestic Violence | HTML HTML (6 p.)
    by Futures Without Violence
    This fact sheet makes a case through statistics and information for why employers should prioritize addressing domestic violence.
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  • The Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA): Job Protections When You or a Family Member has Health Problems | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by National Employment Law Project (October 2005)
    This document describes the basics of the FMLA for workers including eligibility requirements, what you get if you are covered, steps workers need to take, things that employers cannot do, and short case examples.
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  • The Gender Wage Gap: 2008 | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by Institute for Women’s Policy Research (April 2009)
    This fact sheet shows that the ratio of women's to men's median weekly earnings for full-time workers was 79.9 in 2008. This represents the third consecutive decline in the weekly earnings ratio since the historical high of 81.0 in 2005.
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Court Action, laws, and regulations | Back to top

Federal Law: Family Medical Leave
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act | HTML HTML
    (entitling employees to family and temporary medical leave for medical reasons, for the birth or adoption of a child, and for the care of a child, spouse, or parent who has a serious health condition)
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Federal Law: Workplace Discrimination
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 | PDF PDF (8 p.)
    by U.S. Congress (2009)
    This is the congressional act that provides for equal pay for women in the workplace.
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  • 42 U.S.C. §2000e et seq, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 | HTML HTML
    (prohibiting employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin)
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  • 29 U.S.C. §206(d) et seq, The Equal Pay Act of 1963 | HTML HTML
    (prohibiting sex-based wage discrimination for men and women performing substantially equal work in the same establishment)
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  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 | HTML HTML
    (prohibiting employment discrimination against persons 40 years of age or older)
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  • 42 U.S.C. §12101 et seq, The Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Titles I and V | HTML HTML
    (prohibiting employment discrimination against qualified individuals with disabilities)
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  • 29 U.S.C. §791 et seq, The Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Sections 501 and 505 | HTML HTML
    (prohibiting employment discrimination against individuals with disabilities in the federal government)
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  • The Civil Rights Act of 1991 | HTML HTML
    (amending various provisions of Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Americans with Disabilities Act, and providing for damages in cases of intentional employment discrimination)
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State Law: DV Workplace Policies
  • State Law Guide: Domestic and Sexual Violence Workplace Policies | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This document is an alphabetical listing of states and counties that have adopted DV workplace policies. States with model policies for private businesses are included. Live links to laws, executive orders, and bills are contained within the document.
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State Law: Employment Discrimination
  • State Law Guide: Employment Rights for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide provides descriptions of state/local laws and legislative proposals explicitly covering employer prohibitions related to treatment of DV survivors in certain circumstances. Live links are provided to the alphabetized laws and bills.
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  • Unlawful Discrimination in Employment Laws | HTML HTML (4 p.)
    by National Conference of State Legislatures (July 2004)
    This matrix identifies state laws involving employment discrimination protections along criteria similar to federal laws, e.g., race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and gene
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State Law: Family and Medical Leave
  • State Family and Medical Leave Laws | PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by National Conference of State Legislatures, Labor Project for Working Families (Updated August 2007)
    This matrix is an alphabetical listing of state laws on family and medical leave. It identifies qualifying employers and the covered type of leave.
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State Law: Unemployment Insurance
  • State Law Guide: Unemployment Insurance Benefits | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide provides brief language of state laws and legislative proposals explicitly covering unemployment insurance eligibility in situations involving domestic violence. Live links are provided to the alphabetized laws and bills from the document.
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State Law: Workplace Restraining Orders
  • State Law Guide: Workplace Restraining Orders | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide covers state laws and legislative proposals affecting an employer’s ability to seek restraining orders for employees in situations involving domestic violence.
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Data & Statistics on Employment | Back to top

Items listed here focus on data and statistics beyond domestic violence. Those interested in data on domestic violence and the workplace may want to review material listed under “Fact Sheets” “DV as a Barrier to Work” and “DV in the Workplace” herein.

  • Women at Work: Looking Behind the Numbers | PDF PDF (21 p.)
    by National Partnership for Women & Families (July 2004)
    This report provides historical background about sex discrimination law under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It includes statistics on women in the workplace as well as EEOC data on various forms of discrimination from FY1992 to FY2003.
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  • Women’s Economic Status in the States: Wide Disparities by Race, Ethnicity, and Region | HTML HTML (44 p.) PDF PDF (44 p.)
    by A. Caiazza, A. Shar, and M. Werschkul, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2004)
    This report looks at women’s economic status across several indicators: women’s earnings, gender wage ratio, % of women in managerial/professional occupations, women’s business ownership, and poverty. State profiles are available.
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  • No Time to Be Sick: Why Everyone Suffers When Workers don’t have Paid Sick Leave | PDF PDF (19 p.)
    by V. Lovell, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2004)
    This report explains the business impact of inadequate sick leave coverage for workers. It also analyzes national relevant data, including who has paid sick leave and permitted uses of paid sick leave. TDI policy is also covered.
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  • The Gender Wage Gap: 2008 | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by Institute for Women’s Policy Research (April 2009)
    This fact sheet shows that the ratio of women's to men's median weekly earnings for full-time workers was 79.9 in 2008. This represents the third consecutive decline in the weekly earnings ratio since the historical high of 81.0 in 2005.
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  • Facts About Immigrant Workers | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by National Immigration Law Center (April 2007)
    This document provides employment-related data on immigrants, including workforce, growth, LEP, wages, and training information.
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  • For an Economy that Works for All: A tool kit for advocates for low-wage workers | HTML HTML (80 p.)
    by Communication Consortium Media Center (2005)
    This tool kit has data on low-wage workers, fact sheets on work and child poverty, reports on public perceptions of poor people and the economy, suggested messages, descriptions of framing, and a guide for journalists on how to talk about low-wage work.
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  • Hispanic Women at Work | HTML HTML (8 p.)
    by M. Elliot, National Council of La Raza (July 2005)
    This statistical brief provides information on several leading indicators of Latina employment status, including education, labor force/employment, health insurance and pension coverage, union affiliation, and family status.
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Employment Background Checks | Back to top

  • Fact Sheet 16: Employment Background Checks | HTML HTML (12 p.)
    by Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (April 2008)
    This document is a primer on employer background checks for jobseekers, including why they might be conducted and how they might be conducted. Special attention is paid to rights and remedies under the FCRA.
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  • Job Applicant Credit Check Laws | HTML HTML (2 p.)
    by National Conference of State Legislatures (January 2006)
    This table includes descriptions of state laws covering credit checks and job applications and/or use for employment purposes.
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Employment Discrimination | Back to top

“Federal and state laws to protect employees against employment decisions based on certain unfair criteria first passed in the 1960s. At the federal level, the Equal Pay of 1963 forbids sex-based age discrimination against men and women who perform substantially equal work in the same establishment. Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 prohibits employment discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex or national origin. The Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 protects qualified individuals age 40 and older against age discrimination. Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 forbids private sector discrimination against qualified individuals based on disability. The Civil Rights Act of 1991 enhances employment protections set by earlier laws and authorizes compensatory and punitive damages in cases of intentional illegal discrimination.” – National Conference of State Legislatures (July 2004)

  • The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation | PDF PDF (6 p.)
    by Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) (April 2009)
    This analysis shows that men out-earn women in nearly every occupation for which data are available.
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  • State Law Guide: Employment Rights for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide provides descriptions of state/local laws and legislative proposals explicitly covering employer prohibitions related to treatment of DV survivors in certain circumstances. Live links are provided to the alphabetized laws and bills.
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  • Employment Discrimination Against Abused Women | PDF PDF (4 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (2005)
    This document provides Q&A explaining legal definitions of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge. Action steps involving possible legal remedies are briefly outlined.
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  • Women at Work: Looking Behind the Numbers | PDF PDF (21 p.)
    by National Partnership for Women & Families (July 2004)
    This report provides historical background about sex discrimination law under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. It includes statistics on women in the workplace as well as EEOC data on various forms of discrimination from FY1992 to FY2003.
    + View Summary
  • Unlawful Discrimination in Employment Laws | HTML HTML (4 p.)
    by National Conference of State Legislatures (July 2004)
    This matrix identifies state laws involving employment discrimination protections along criteria similar to federal laws, e.g., race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy, and gene
    + View Summary
  • Know Your Rights on Your Job: Workplace Discrimination Overview | PDF PDF (12 p.)
    by National Council of La Raza (2005)
    This document, in Q&A format, provides basic information on hiring discrimination, workplace safety, health care, language rights, wages and hours, joining a labor union and law enforcement actions.
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Employment Leave | Back to top

Items listed here include articles, guides, and reports focused on “time off from work” protections for needs connected to domestic violence as well as for medical and other reasons unrelated to domestic violence.

Domestic Violence Leave
  • State Law Guide: Employment Rights for Victims of Domestic and Sexual Violence | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide provides descriptions of state/local laws and legislative proposals explicitly covering employer prohibitions related to treatment of DV survivors in certain circumstances. Live links are provided to the alphabetized laws and bills.
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  • VESSA: The Victims' Economic Security and Safety Act - Keeping Your Job and Keeping Safe, A Guide to Employment Law Protections for Survivors of Domestic and Sexual Violence | PDF PDF (23 p.)
    by Chicago Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law/Sargeant Shriver National Center on Poverty Law (September 2005)
    This is a guide regarding employment law for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Illinois explaining rights under VESSA.
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Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • State Family and Medical Leave Laws | PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by National Conference of State Legislatures, Labor Project for Working Families (Updated August 2007)
    This matrix is an alphabetical listing of state laws on family and medical leave. It identifies qualifying employers and the covered type of leave.
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  • Fact Sheet 28: The Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, as amended | HTML HTML (4 p.)
    by U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division (February 1993, amended January 2008)
    This fact sheet describes the basics of FMLA including employer coverage, employee eligibility, leave entitlement, maintenance of health benefits, job restoration, notice and certification, unlawful acts, and enforcement.
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Sick Leave
  • No Time to Be Sick: Why Everyone Suffers When Workers don’t have Paid Sick Leave | PDF PDF (19 p.)
    by V. Lovell, Institute for Women’s Policy Research (2004)
    This report explains the business impact of inadequate sick leave coverage for workers. It also analyzes national relevant data, including who has paid sick leave and permitted uses of paid sick leave. TDI policy is also covered.
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Employment/Job Training & Workforce Development | Back to top

Items listed here concentrate on WIA related materials. The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) was first enacted in 1998 and replaced the former similar program, JPTA or Job Training Partnership Act – with the goal of helping people to get jobs that provide enough income and benefits to live on. Essentially, the program is structured to provide adults and youth one-stop shops that provide a range of job force development services. The Federal Department of Labor awards block money to the States based upon 5-year plans developed by State Workforce Investment Boards. The state plan designates local workforce investment areas. Local plans are developed for 5-year periods and are constructed by local workforce investment boards (a/k/a WIBs).

  • The Workforce Investment Act: The Law and its Implications for Battered Women and Their Advocates | PDF PDF (12 p.) HTML HTML
    by Robin Hammeal-Urban, Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence, National Resource Center on Domestic Violence (October 2000)
    This paper provides basic information about the WIA and how it can provide battered women and others with job training and related services so they can get jobs that pay enough to live on. The paper discusses key implementation issues to survivors.
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  • Addressing Domestic Violence as a Barrier to Work: Building Collaborations between Domestic Violence Service Providers and Employment Services Agencies | PDF PDF (31 p.) | PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by L. McKean, Center for Impact Research (October 2004)
    This report summarizes lessons learned from a collaborative project of DV agencies and employment services agencies in Houston, Chicago, and Seattle. The report describes and recommends practices including collaboration, training, and screening/referral.
    + View Summary
  • Self-Sufficiency and Safety: The Case for Onsite Domestic Violence Services at Employment Services Agencies | PDF PDF (28 p.) | PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by L. McKean (October 2004)
    This document reports findings from a collaborative project of DV agencies and employment services agencies in Houston, Chicago, and Seattle. The report highlights experiences and barriers to work of DV, service needs, and outcomes.
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  • The Language of Opportunity: Expanding Employment Prospects for Adults with Limited English Skills | PDF PDF (8 p.)
    by H. Spruck Wrigley, E. Richer, K. Martinson, H. Kubo, and J. Strawn, Center for Law and Social Policy (August 2003)
    This brief provides data describing the population of low-income adults with LEP. It describes available language and job training services available to this population, summarizes pertinent research, and offers policy and practice recommendations.
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  • Declining Share of Adults Receiving Training under WIA are Low-Income or Disadvantaged | PDF PDF (8 p.)
    by A. Frank and E. Minoff, Center for Law and Social Policy (December 2005)
    This document shows that a declining share of low-income and disadvantaged adults are receiving training and intensive services under the WIA. Background on the WIA and its reauthorization status is included as are possible policy responses to the issue.
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Know Your Rights | Back to top

Items listed here focus on providing basic information for consumers.

  • Know Your Rights: Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits | PDF PDF (4 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (Updated 2005)
    This document provides Q&A explaining unemployment benefits, discussing eligibility in circumstances involving dv, and describing the application process for benefits.
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  • Employment Discrimination Against Abused Women | PDF PDF (4 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (2005)
    This document provides Q&A explaining legal definitions of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, and wrongful discharge. Action steps involving possible legal remedies are briefly outlined.
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  • Know Your Rights on Your Job: Workplace Discrimination Overview | PDF PDF (12 p.)
    by National Council of La Raza (2005)
    This document, in Q&A format, provides basic information on hiring discrimination, workplace safety, health care, language rights, wages and hours, joining a labor union and law enforcement actions.
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  • Rights of Women Workers | PDF PDF (2 p.)
    by American Civil Liberties Union, Women’s Rights Project (January 2004)
    This document provides basics information on selected rights to family medical leave, discrimination protection, and wages and hours.
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Living Wage | Back to top

“A living wage is a wage that enables a worker to earn enough to lift the worker and his or her family out of poverty…The calculation of a living wage depends in large part on how one calculates what poverty is and how much it costs to become self-supporting.” -- W. Quigley, “Ending Poverty as We Know It: Guaranteeing a Right to a Job at a Living Wage” (2003)

  • EPI Issue Guide: Living Wage | HTML HTML (20 p.) PDF PDF (20 p.)
    by Economic Policy Institute (November 2002)
    This guide includes information on living wage ordinances, frequently asked questions about them, resources on living wage from EPI, and a review of living wage ordinances in place as of 2001.
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  • Living Wage | HTML HTML (2 p.)
    by Center for Policy Alternatives
    This document provides talking points on living wage.
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  • Living Wage Laws and Communities: Smarter Economic Development, Lower Than Expected Costs, Executive Summary | PDF (4 p.)
    by A. Elmore, Brennan Center for Justice (November 2003)
    This report analyzes the impact of living wages laws based upon information from local government officials in communities that implemented such laws. The report finds contract costs were lower than expected and positive economic development outcomes.
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Media Messaging | Back to top

Items listed here concentrate on working with the media and influencing public opinion regarding low-wage work.

  • For an Economy that Works for All: A tool kit for advocates for low-wage workers | HTML HTML (80 p.)
    by Communication Consortium Media Center (2005)
    This tool kit has data on low-wage workers, fact sheets on work and child poverty, reports on public perceptions of poor people and the economy, suggested messages, descriptions of framing, and a guide for journalists on how to talk about low-wage work.
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Minimum Wage | Back to top

The federal minimum wage, first established in 1938 under the Fair Labor Standards Act, currently stands at $5.15/hour. This amount went into effect on September 1, 1997. Seventeen (17) states and the District of Columbia have wage rates higher than the federal minimum wage.

  • Minimum Wage Laws in the States | HTML HTML (3 p.)
    by U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division (January 2006)
    This website provides data on the minimum wage in every state in the US.
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  • State Minimum Wages | HTML HTML (2 p.)
    by National Conference of State Legislatures (January 2006)
    This table lists those 17 states with minimum wages higher than the federal minimum wage. State wage amounts are also provided.
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  • Minimum Wage | HTML HTML (2 p.)
    by Center for Policy Alternatives
    This document provides talking points and statistics on the minimum wage.
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  • Questions and Answers About the Minimum Wage | HTML HTML (3 p.)
    by U.S. Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration Wage and Hour Division (February 2009)
    This document covers basic Q&A about the minimum wage and also includes live links to supplemental resources such as state minimum wage and exemptions to the minimum wage.
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  • EPI Issues Guide: Minimum Wage | HTML HTML (14 p.)
    by Economic Policy Institute (December 2005)
    This guide provides general information on the minimum wage, including facts at a glance and FAQ. Additional resources are highlighted.
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  • Citywide Minimum Wage Laws: a New Policy tool for Local Governments | PDF PDF (8 p.)
    by Brennan Center for Justice (June 2005)
    This policy brief explains the new trend of citywide minimum wage laws. Initial research and impact of these measures on local workers, businesses and communities is also reviewed. Differences with living wage and our wage legislation are covered.
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Unemployment | Back to top

  • ARRA: Extending the Unemployment Insurance Safety Net to Victims of Domestic Violence | PDF PDF (5 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (October 2009)
    Explains the provisions in the federal stimulus legislation (the ARRA) that provide monetary incentives for states to allow access to unemployment insurance for victims who leave jobs due to the violence or are fired because of the violence.
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  • Overview - Unemployment Insurance | HTML HTML (1 p.)
    by Employment Development Department (2008)
    This website gives an overview of Unemployment Insurance and its guidelines.
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  • Tips for Domestic Violence Victims Seeking Unemployment Benefits | PDF PDF (3 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (2005)
    This document provides Q&A explaining unemployment benefits, discussing eligibility in circumstances involving dv, and describing the application process for benefits.
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  • Unemployment Insurance for Survivors of Domestic Violence | PDF PDF (7 p.)
    by National Employment Law Project (December 2003)
    This document provides facts and tips regarding unemployment insurance in relation to domestic violence. This includes decoding domestic violence language and answers to frequently asked questions.
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  • State Law Guide: Unemployment Insurance Benefits | HTML HTML
    by Legal Momentum (Updated Regularly)
    This guide provides brief language of state laws and legislative proposals explicitly covering unemployment insurance eligibility in situations involving domestic violence. Live links are provided to the alphabetized laws and bills from the document.
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  • Know Your Rights: Eligibility for Unemployment Insurance Benefits | PDF PDF (4 p.)
    by Legal Momentum (Updated 2005)
    This document provides Q&A explaining unemployment benefits, discussing eligibility in circumstances involving dv, and describing the application process for benefits.
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Acronym & Abbreviation Key | Back to top

This is a list of organizational, legislative, and trade-related acronyms and terms contained in the annotated entries of this special employment collection.

  • AICCCA – Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies
  • ADEA – Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • BCSDV – Building Comprehensive Solutions to Domestic Violence
  • BCIS – Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services, formerly INS
  • DOL – Department of Labor
  • EEOC – Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions
  • FCRA – Fair Credit Reporting Act
  • FMLA – Family Medical Leave Act
  • FVPF – Futures Without Violence
  • NCADV – National Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • TDI – Temporary Disability Insurance
  • WIA – Workforce Investment Act
  • UI – Unemployment Insurance