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California Pay Data FAQs

California Pay Data Reporting Most Commonly Asked Questions

2 minute read On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law. SB 973 authorizes California’s Department of...
California's Equal Pay Act

Doing Business in California Requires Pay Equity

4 minute read  California is home to one of the United States’ most critical economic engines, from Silicon Valley to big agriculture to the Disney...
Pay Data Reporting Checklist

A Pay Data Reporting Checklist for California Employers

2 minute read  SB 973 requires private employers (with a workforce of 100 or more employees) to submit pay data reporting to the Department of...
SB 973

Component 2 Style Pay Data Reporting May Be Coming to California by January 2021

With last year’s announcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it will not seek to renew collection of its EEO-1 Component...

California Bill AB 5 Could Impact Equal Pay Efforts

The pay equity landscape in California will get more complicated for employers on account of Assembly Bill 5 (“AB 5”). AB 5 embeds the...

CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to request information regarding the disclosure of your personal information by First...
More States and Cities Passing Salary History Bans [UPDATE]

Campaign to Close the Gender Gap Underway in California [UPDATE]

Gap, Intel, Cisco and First Capitol are among the 14 companies to take the California Pay Equity Pledge, bringing the total number of companies...
Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Two female employees of The Walt Disney Company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit...
OFCCP Issues Contract Requirement Exemptions for Alaskan Earthquake and California Wildfires

OFCCP Issues Contract Requirement Exemptions for Alaskan Earthquake and California Wildfires

The U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP) has issued additional temporary contracting requirement exemptions for new contracts following...

California’s New Salary History Ban Is Signed into Law

With the signing into law of bill AB 2282 by Governor Jerry Brown, California continues to take an aggressive stance towards achieving the goal...
Minimum Wage Increase for More California Cities

Minimum Wage Increase for More California Cities

Beginning July 1, 2018, the minimum wage will change for many people working in California. As part of California’s statewide initiative to increase the minimum...

California Continues to Map the Frontier of Pay Equity

In the absence of federal legislative activity addressing pay equity, states continue to take matters into their own hands. (See my blog on the...

California Efforts to Expand Protections for Transgender Individuals Should be on HR Agendas

Throwback Thursday Feature from Wednesday, August 30, 2017. A new set of regulations and proposed legislation in California may be an indicator of what businesses...
California Moves Forward to Expand Fair Pay Protection, Time To Prepare

As California Continues to Expand Fair Pay Protection, How Should Employers Prepare?

California continues to move forward with expanding fair pay protection. Governor Brown over the past several days approved two bills that would ban salary...
Pay data reporting

DFEH No Longer Accepting Pay Data Reporting Extensions

3 minute read California SB 973 requires employers to submit pay data information on their workforce by March 31, annually. Did your business meet the...
Final Rule on Worker Classification

FLSA Rule on Worker Classification to be Reversed

3 minute read The Biden administration is making strides to reverse a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) final rule on worker classification that was signed...
ESG Reckoning

How to Prepare for the ESG Reckoning: Three Essential Steps

When two founding members of Bain Capital’s impact investing fund sound the alarm that An ESG Reckoning Is Coming, employers should take note.  Michael O’Leary...
EEO-1 Reporting Portal

Employers: EEO-1 Reporting Portal Scheduled to Open in April

3 minute read There’s important news for employers concerned with advancing their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)...
Rethinking NDAs

Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

3 minute read When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it's not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively...
Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

3 minute read With the landscape around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A) continuing to evolve, employers need to be aware of what their responsibilities...
Pay Data Reporting

How Employers Can Turn Pay Data Reporting into a Better Business

3 minute read From Risk to Opportunity: How Employers Can Turn Pay Data Reporting into a Better Business Workforce data is the fuel that powers engines...
DEI and Nasdaq

DEI Update: Nasdaq Seeks to Adopt Board Diversity Rule

3 minute read In an effort to bring greater diversity to U.S. corporations, Nasdaq, Inc.. is “pushing to require the thousands of companies listed on...
PEO and CA Pay Data Reporting

Professional Employer Organizations and CA Pay Data Reporting

3 minute read The deadline for submitting California pay data reports under SB 973 is rapidly approaching. By March 31, 2021, certain employers with California-based...
Why D&I Matters

Why D&I Matters in the Financial Services Sector

3 minute read Employers across the nation, and across the globe, are working to create diversity and inclusion (D&I) programs, not just due to increased...
New Laws for 2021

How Several New Laws for 2021 Will Affect CA Employers

3 minute read California employers need to be aware of how a variety of new laws (and continually changing COVID-19-related requirements) will affect their HR...
CA SB 973 Reporting.

DFEH Adds New Guidance for SB 973 Reporting Due on March 31

3 minute read California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released additional FAQs to assist employers in submitting pay data reporting under SB...
Federal Pay Equity Law

Georgia Results May Have Impact on Federal Pay Equity Law

2 minute read Federal pay equity legislation took another step toward becoming reality after the victories of two Democrats in the January 5 Senate runoff...
Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work

Looking Back at Senator Harris’s Equal Pay Plan

2 minute read Last week, Democrats secured two Senate seats in Georgia, giving them a narrow edge in the Senate and thrusting Vice President-Elect Kamala...
CA Equal Pay Act

2021 Pay Data Reporting & Enforcement of the CA Equal Pay Act

4 minute read With new pay data reporting legislation underway––and the first annual reporting deadline in March 2021 fast approaching––it’s important to take a look...
Gender Pay Gap Reports

UK Employers: Gender Pay Gap Reports are Coming

3 minute read Imagine you are a business leader in the UK heading into 2021. You have a lot to consider as the new year...
Pay Data Reporting

Pay Data Reporting Goes into Effect January 2021

3 minute read Following the signing of California Senate Bill 973 ("SB 973") into law on September 30, 2020, mandatory CA pay data reporting will...
Women's Soccer Team Fights for Pay Equity

World Cup Champions U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights for Pay Equity

3 minute read  "Men are so often paid and compensated on the potential that they show, not necessarily what they've done… And women are so...
Democracy, Data, and DEI

Democracy, Data, and DEI: How the New President Will Transform the Pay Equity Landscape

3 minute read  President-elect Biden made inclusion and equity a focal point of the Democratic big-tent strategy during the 2020 presidential election. Even as political...
2021 Fortune 500 List

The 2021 Fortune 500 List Will Include D&I Rankings

2 minute read  Innovation, vision, and design have come to be synonymous with industry leaders who have made the Fortune 500 list. Categorized by revenue,...
Latinas Face a Lifetime of Gender Wage Gap

Latinas Face a Lifetime of Gender Wage Gap Across the U.S.

3 minute read  As the electoral returns trickled in last week, the eyes of the nation watched as new demographics carved out a new constituency,...
Dell Continues to Face Challenges with Pay Equity

Dell Continues to Face Challenges with Pay Equity

3 minute read  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to be steadfast in its efforts to enforce pay equity, as a recent case with...
Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

Outlook: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEI&A) in 2021

3 minute read  2020 brought coast-to-coast changes to compliance obligations in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEI&A). California enacted a new law...
AB 2257 | Independent Contractors Agreement

AB2257 is Again Shifting How Workers are Classified as Independent Contractors or Employees

3 minute read  AB 2257 is, alongside other legislation, changing the way employers can classify independent contractors and employees. Since the California legislature passed AB...
Diversity

On the Cutting Edge of DE&I: CA’s New Board Diversity Law

2 minute read  California made waves in 2018 when it enacted a law requiring publicly held corporations headquartered within the state to have a minimum...
DEI & the Academy Awards

DEI & the Academy Awards: New Film Industry Guidelines Address Diversity & Inclusion

3 minute read  The U.S. film and television industry comprises a workforce of over 2.6 million individuals and over 93,000 businesses; it has operations in...
SB 973 Signed Into Law

SPECIAL REPORT: Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Senate Bill 973 into Law

3 minute read On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law. The new bill is positioned to...

EEOC Invokes the Information Quality Act for a Third Study of Its Pay Data

The EEOC voted unanimously to defer any use of the EEO-1 Component 2 pay data that it has already collected until 2022 at the...

Congress vs. Corporate America: Should the Same Rules Apply?

A massive moment happened in the middle of August when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate....

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Expand Gender Board Law to Underrepresented Groups

On September 30, 2018, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that sought to reshape corporate boards in California by mandating gender diversity....

San Francisco DA Cracks Down on DoorDash in New Complaint

In an explosive court filing on June 16, the District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco alleged that the app-based delivery...

Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga

Oracle’s equal pay saga illustrates how a proactive pay equity strategy is better than adopting a reactive approach—to the tune of millions of dollars,...

The Difficulty in Identifying Comparators for Equal Pay Claims

Pay equity litigation is proceeding apace despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and claimants are raising critical issues pertaining to the Equal Pay Act of 1963...

Localizing Compensation and Pay Equity Audits

Facebook recently announced that employees who expect to work from home for the long term will receive localized pay adjustments based on where they...

UberBLACK Drivers to be Classified as Employees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reversed its decision regarding the classification of UberBLACK drivers and thus the Uber saga...

How an Equal Pay Case in the U.K. Could Affect Your Organization

A high-profile equal pay case in the U.K. just had an important update. The legal theories at issue could have a significant impact on...