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What is the gender pay gap? Well, the median earnings for women working full-time in the U.S. is 80% of men’s earnings. The Washington Post explains that in other words, women are working for free 10 weeks out of the year!

The Gender Pay Gap Explained

So why are men paid more than women anyways? Even after years of equal pay laws and protections, women still only earn less than $0.80 …

The holidays are some of the most wonderful times of the year for celebrations, family gatherings and fun all around. But unfortunately the holidays are also some of the most dangerous times of the year, with an increased risk for injuries. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 2015 saw over 14,000 injuries in hospital ERs and six fatalities nationwide just between the months of November and December. Let’s take a look at six safety tips to help you prevent injuries this holiday season.

Slip and Fall Accidents

The majority of holiday injuries are due to slip and fall accidents from falling off of ladders, slipping in snow and incidents involving alcohol. Slip and fall accidents can result in concussions, breaking of bones, muscle strains and other serious injuries. …

The gender wage gap has been a hot button issue in California and across the nation, so pay discrimination laws are not new or surprising. Salary history requests from employers can sometimes are invasive and lead to discrimination based solely on compensation. Perhaps the employee is being underpaid for their work, but their quality of work is well above what they are earning. Pay discrimination laws are put in place to prevent employers from potentially not hiring an applicant just because of their income, and instead focus on their skills and experience.

Equal Pay Laws

Cities across the nation like New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and San Francisco have previously passed ordinances forbidding employers to inquire about past salary history. For example, San Francisco’s Parity in Pay Ordinance prevents employers from taking a job applicant’s prior salary history into consideration when making hiring or salary decisions. …

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