NCLEJ Joins Amicus Brief Supporting Equal Pay

NCLEJ joined 27 other organizations on an amicus brief supporting Philadelphia’s prior wage legislation. The ordinance, which prohibits reliance on and inquiry about a job candidate’s prior wage to determine his or her salary, is an important step towards ending the persistent pay gap that continues to harm women, especially women of color. The ordinance makes salary negotiations depend on objective criteria like experience and education, rather than perpetuating systemic bias. The legislation passed unanimously last year, but has been stalled by litigation filed by Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia and Comcast Corp. The case is Greater Chamber of Commerce for Philadelphia v. City of Philadelphia, in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.