August 2019 Archives

U.S. women's soccer team and equal pay

Soccer fans in Texas and around the country may have cheered in July when the United States national women's team won their fourth FIFA World Cup, but they may not be aware that the historic match kicked off just a few months after the team filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Soccer Federation. In the lawsuit, the women's team alleges that the USSF violated the Equal Pay Act by paying them less than the men's team for performing the same work.

Enhanced protections for people with disabilities

For decades, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has provided some basic protections for people experiencing a variety of mental and physical disabilities. In 2008, major amendments were made to the law to broaden protections. These changes were made to protect people in Texas and other states who had been previously excluded from the ADA due to narrow standards. It also strengthens protections for a subset of people that fell under the "regarded as" clause of the law.

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