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  • General Material
May 2012

Cultivating Fear: The Vulnerability of Immigrant Farmworkers in the US to Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

This report describes rape, stalking, unwanted touching, exhibitionism, or vulgar and obscene language by supervisors, employers, and others in positions of power. Most farmworkers interviewed said they had experienced such treatment or knew others who had. And most said they had not reported these or other workplace abuses, fearing reprisals. Those who had filed sexual harassment claims or reported sexual assault to the police had done so with the encouragement and assistance of survivor advocates or attorneys in the face of difficult challenges.
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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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January 2012

Effects of Domestic Violence on the Workplace: A Vermont survey of male offenders enrolled in batterer intervention programs

Author(s): Michele Cranwell Schmidt, Autumn Barnett
This report informs policy makers and employers about the way Vermont workplaces are affected by domestic violence. It provides important information to help employers make decisions about policy and procedural responses to employees involved in domestic violence.
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  • General Material
February 2011

AFI Guidance on Tax Refunds and Public Benefits

Letter to AFI grantees explaining the impact of the Tax Relief, Unemployment Insurance Reauthorization, and Job Creation Act of 2010, Public Law 111-312.
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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.
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  • General Material
September 2010

The U Visa and How It Can Protect Workers

This article explains how undocumented immigrant workers who are victims of crime can benefit from the U Visa. \
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  • General Material
January 2010

Injustice on Our Plates: Immigrant Women in the U.S. Food Industry

SPLC researchers interviewed approximately 150 women who are either currently undocumented or have spent time in the U.S. as undocumented immigrants. The women all have worked in the U.S. food industry in Arkansas, California, Florida, Iowa, New York or North Carolina.
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January 2009

Employment Law and Domestic Violence: A Practitioner’s Guide

Author(s): Julie Goldscheld, Robin Runge
This guide is for attorneys working in a range of settings, including those representing employees and employers in the public and private sectors, those representing unions, and those representing victims of domestic violence.
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January 2009

Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009

This brochure describes the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, which overturned the Supreme Court’s decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc., 550 U.S. 618 (2007), which severely restricted the time period for filing complaints of employment discrimination concerning compensation. The brochure also describes the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions.
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  • Training Tools
January 2005

For an Economy that Works for All: A tool kit for advocates for low-wage workers - Part Two: Advocacy

This tool kit includes data on low-wage workers, fact sheets on work and child poverty, reports on public perceptions of poor people and the economy, suggested messages, descriptions of framing, and a guide for journalists on how to talk about low-wage work.
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October 2004

Addressing Domestic Violence as a Barrier to Work: Building Collaborations between Domestic Violence Service Providers and Employment Services Agencies

Author(s): L. McKean
The report describes and recommends practices including collaboration, training, and screening/referral.
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  • 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.