ICYMI: November at Legal Momentum

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December 6, 2022

What You May Have Missed in November

NYC Salary Transparency Law

  • On November 1, the New York City Salary Transparency Law officially went into effect! Drafted with input from Seher Khawaja, Legal Momentum’s Senior Attorney for Economic Empowerment, the new law works to dismantle our prevailing culture of pay secrecy, which for too long has allowed gender and racial pay disparities to persist behind closed doors.

Read Seher's "Pay Equity Begins with Pay Transparency" Op-Ed published in the NY Daily News here. And find our other media coverage of the law here

  • Now that the law is in effect, we are also tracking compliance! If you are job hunting in NYC and see a job posting that does not list a good faith salary range, or does not include a range at all, we want to hear from you. Please contact our Syms Legal Momentum Gender Equality Helpline at Help@LMHelpline.org or 1-800-649-0297.

A Fair Wage for All

  • On November 15, Legal Momentum staff attended the Raise Up New York rally on the steps of City Hall to support an increased minimum wage in New York State that is indexed to cost-of-living increases every year. All New York workers deserve wages they can live on!

Advancing Gender Equity in NYC

  • On November 22, it was announced that LM's Seher Khawaja was appointed as a new commissioner to the New York City Commission on Gender Equity (CGE). The commissioners advise the CGE on advancing gender equity and dismantling institutional and societal discrimination in NYC. 

Native Women's Equal Pay Day

  • And on November 30th, we recognized Native Women’s Equal Pay Day, the day into 2022 that Native women need to work in order to earn the same amount that white, non-Hispanic men made in 2021.

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