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Special Collection

Special Collection
December 2015

Employment and Domestic Violence

This collection includes key documents on DV as a barrier to work, DV in the workplace, employment discrimination, employment leave, job training, living wage, media messaging, minimum wage, and unemployment.
Special Collection
December 2015

Navigating the Civil Legal System: Resources for Survivors of Domestic Violence, Their Advocates, and Legal Professionals

Survivors of domestic violence can face a number of legal issues that either directly stem from, or are affected by, the actions of those who use abuse and violence. These issues can include obtaining protection orders against an abuser; filing for divorce; seeking custody of and/or visitation with minor children; and filing for child support. This Special Collection is specifically focused on those legal issues most commonly arising in family court.

Materials

Materials
  • General Material
April 2015

10 Principles for the Workplace

These 10 principles were developed by a national coalition of employer, labor, and government organizations and define a set of standards to guide workplace responses to domestic violence.
Materials
  • General Material
January 2015

Create Your Policy

This tool, available on the “Workplaces Respond” website, will help employers create a workplace policy by guiding employers through a series of questions, offering a choice of model language based on a promising practice (which has the most protective language for employees) or, if applicable, language based on the law in the specific state or locality.
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  • General Material
November 2014

Job Applicant Credit Check Laws: Tips for Job Applicants and Employees

What questions may be asked about your background; use of background reports; what to do if the employer finds something negative in your background; and where to go for help.
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  • General Material
April 2012

The Gender Wage Gap by Occupation

Author(s): Ariane Hegewisch, Claudia Williams, Vanessa Harbin
Women’s median earnings are lower than men’s in nearly all occupations, whether they work in occupations predominantly done by women, occupations predominantly done by men, or occupations with a more even mix of men and women.
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  • General Material
September 2010

State Law Guide - Employment Rights for Victims of Domestic or Sexual Violence

This guide is divided into two main sections. The first section outlines existing laws. The second section outlines proposed legislation on this topic. Each of these sections is further divided into those laws or bills specific to domestic violence and those laws or bills that relate to crime victims more generally.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
September 2004

Economic Resource Connections for Battered Women: A Collaborative Community Approach

Author(s): Andrea C. Farney
This newsletter features Her Will, Inc. It describes their approach to establishing and maintaining resource connections for battered women and their families. A list of BCS papers on job opportunities and training for battered women is also included.
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  • General Material
July 2004

Women at Work: Looking Behind the Numbers

It includes statistics on women in the workplace as well as EEOC data on various forms of discrimination from FY1992 to FY2003.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
August 2002

Welfare and Domestic Violence Against Women: Lessons from Research

Author(s): Eleanor Lyon
This paper provides a summary of the research on the connections between poverty, public assistance, employment, and violence against women. Implications for working with battered women who receive TANF are discussed in detail.
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  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
December 2000

Supporting Battered Women's Economic Development: One Community's Effort

Author(s): Trish Bonica
This document discusses a process used in St. Louis, Missouri to support battered women's economic development. It explores ways that women's safety and well-being can be enhanced by access to income, financial resources, and opportunities to save money.
Materials
  • NRCDV Publications
  • General Material
October 2000

Workforce Investment Act: The Law and its Implications for Battered Women and Their Advocates

The Recovery Act provides $2.95 billion for the Adult, Youth, and Dislocated Worker employment and training programs, including $500 million for the Adult program, $1.25 billion for the Dislocated Worker program, and $1.2 billion for summer jobs and other youth activities. The Act raises the age eligibility for the Youth program from 21 to 24. The Act also specifies that a priority use for the Adult funds is for public assistance recipients and other low‐income individuals, and specifies that the funding can support the provision of needs‐related payments and support services. The Recovery Act provides $200 million for the Dislocated Workers National Reserve. The Recovery Act provides $750 million for a program of competitive grants for worker training and placement in high growth and emerging industry sectors, of which $500 million is designated for research, labor exchange and job training projects that prepare workers for careers in energy efficiency and renewable energy. The Act directs the Secretary of Labor to give priority to projects that prepare workers for careers in the health care sector funded through the remaining $250 million.