Fifty years and counting for paycheck fairness

Fifty years ago, President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act of 1963 as part of his New Frontier program. The federal law amended the Fair Labor Standards Act that was directed at abolishing wage disparity based on gender.

Today, 50 years to the day, President Obama marked the anniversary of the Equal Pay Act.… [Read more]

It’s a Women’s Issue

There’s no delicate way to put it: on average men die at an earlier age than women. Health professionals may say that it’s because of the unique physical stresses that men face; some women may say that it’s how women are rewarded  for having put up with men; and comedians have joked that it’s because men will do anything to get away from women’s nagging.… [Read more]