The Supreme Court delivered disappointing 5-4 decisions in Vance v. Ball State University and Nassar v. University of Texas Southwest Medical Center. Read More »
Lawyers' Committee Supports the Nomination of Thomas Perez for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor
Under Perez's leadership, the elimination of employment discrimination has been a focal point. Read More »
NCAA’s ban on coaches with a felony conviction in NCAA-certified high school events violates Title II of the Civil Rights Act. Read More »
- August 01, 2013 President Obama Recognizes the 50th Anniversary of the Lawyers' Committee with White House Reception August 1, 2013. A reception will be held today in the East Room of the White House with the President, Lawyers' Committee founding members, board members and current leadership as well as other distinguished guests. Read More »
- Feb 24 The San Francisco “Fair Chance Ordinance” places new limits on employers' use of criminal history information A new San Francisco ordinance — named the Fair Chance Ordinance — places new limits on a covered employer’s ability to obtain and use criminal history information for job applicants.
- Feb 21 President Obama on employment credit checks President Obama discusses the impact of the financial crisis on an individual's credit history and the effects of credit checks on those looking for work.
- Feb 06 Stolen Wages in the Nation’s Capital: Fixing DC’s Broken Wage Theft Claims Process Building on the recent passage of an increase of the minimum wage and expansion of paid leave protections in the District of Columbia, this comprehensive wage theft report and policy proposal highlights how many businesses fail to comply with current wage and hour laws and are rarely held accountable for wage and hour violations because workers are not able to obtain hearings, penalties, or written orders to help them recover their stolen wages.