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Social Movements Impact DEI

How Social Movements Impact DEI in the Workplace

2 minute read  Over the past several years, social movements aimed at equality have had a dramatic impact on the national conversation, at times extending...
Silicon Valley & Pay Equity

Is Silicon Valley Evolving on Issues of Pay Equity?

2 minute read  Is Silicon Valley evolving on issues of pay equity? The latest data point in this debate is provided by Pinterest, the innovative...
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...
Maryland Equal Pay

Doing Business in Maryland Requires Equal Pay for Equal Work

3 minute read  2020 was a significant year for the great state of Maryland in its efforts to tackle pay inequities within its borders. In...
Democracy, Data, and DEI

Democracy, Data, and DEI: How the New President Will Transform the...

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...
Washington Requires Pay Equity

Doing Business in Washington Requires Pay Equity

3 minute read  The great state of Washington boasts some of the world’s most influential businesses, from Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Costco to Zillow, T-Mobile,...
Canada’s Equal Pay Act

Lessons from Canada’s Equal Pay Act

3 minute read  In a landmark effort to close the Candian gender wage gap, and to ensure that pay equity is both achieved and maintained,...
Music Industry Spearheads Initiatives Against Racial Inequality

The Music Industry Spearheads Initiatives Against Racial Inequality

2 minute read  In mid-2020, individuals on social media posted black squares across platforms like Instagram, creating a massive ripple effect. During the surge of...
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,...
California Pay Equity

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...
Massachusetts Gender & Racial Wage Gap Persists

Massachusetts Gender & Racial Wage Gap Persists, Despite the Equal Pay...

3 minute read  The gender gap in Massachusetts showcases the occupational differences that can complicate pay equity, even with the changes to state law. The...
DE&I Data Collection

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion Begins and Ends With Data

2 minute read  A recent discussion hosted by the law firm Baker Mackenzie provides employers with some critical insights concerning data collection, privacy, and Diversity,...
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...
Pay Data Reporting Checklist

A Pay Data Reporting Checklist for California Employers

2 minute read  This September saw the signing of SB 973 into law. SB 973 requires private employers (with a workforce of 100 or more...
AB 2257 | Independent Contractors Agreement

AB2257 is Again Shifting How Workers are Classified as Independent Contractors...

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...
New Proposed Equal Pay Rules in Colorado

New Proposed Equal Pay Rules in Colorado

3 minute read  Earlier this year, Trusaic highlighted Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law set to take effect on January 1, 2021, the Equal Pay...
DEI&A, Workforce Data

Experts Weigh In on Racial Quotas & DEI Initiatives

3 minute read  As diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A) initiatives become more commonplace, the temptation to institute diversity quotas can become a well-meaning road...

Pay Equity Suit Against Rutgers: Employers Take Note

2 minute read  Earlier this summer, Trusaic discussed an equal pay case brought by a psychology professor against the University of Oregon. In Freyd v....
ExecutiveOrder 13950

The Impact of Executive Order 13950 on DEI&A Initiatives

2 minute read  On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, “to promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting to promote unity in...
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...

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...
Diversity - Trusaic

New KPIs Promise Consistency in Gender & Diversity Analytics

As businesses around the globe continue to come online to the import of analytics around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A), a consistent challenge...
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...
SB 973

Component 2 Style Pay Data Reporting May Be Coming to California...

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...
Equality - Trusaic

Improving American Jobs Will Lead to Equality, HBR Study Finds

A recent study by the Harvard Business Review highlights the economic hardships that workers of color face, and how employers play a part in...
Remote Work Equality and Inclusion - Trusaic

The Impacts of Working from Home on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

As the pandemic rages on, many companies have implemented working from home orders extending into 2021. The situation has been difficult for employees, and...
Racial Inequality in the Workplace

New Surveys Show That Racial Inequality Still Persists in the Workplace

Are practices promoting racial equality in the workplace really the best practices? Not many employees of color would agree. The Society for Human Resource...

The Role of Audits and Analyses on the Future of Pay...

As the world continues to progress and policies change, companies are forced to recognize and address trends. Disparities with regard to equal pay reflect...

Where Are All of the Black Directors on Company Boards?

The measures taken to promote diversity in the workplace have been commendable. Hiring practices have changed, and salary history bans have leveled the playing...

Pay Equity Continues to Take Shape in Ontario, Canada

While Ontario, Canada’s Pay Equity Act (PEA) has been in effect since 1988, employers are not entirely sure of their responsibilities. Due to legislative...

Have Diversity & Inclusion Measures Been Effective?

The road to pay equity for all has been a winding one, where twists and turns have entailed some beneficial detours, but have also...

DEI Measurement, Analysis, & Implementation During COVID-19

7 minute read: COVID-19’s Assault on Equality It is well-known that the global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities by race/ethnicity, gender, education level, and income. Here...

Philadelphia Enforces Salary History Ban, Starting Today

In 2017, a law was passed in Philadelphia wherein employers were prohibited from requesting an applicant’s salary history. After three years, as of September...

A Guide to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParitySM Post is featuring some of these laws...

Could a Company’s Lack of Inclusion Be Costing Them Candidates?

In today’s ever-changing societal and professional landscape, job opportunities have undergone a considerable shift. However, despite a seemingly thinning job market, most candidates are...

EEOC Invokes the Information Quality Act for a Third Study of...

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....

Kamala Harris’s Plan to Compel Equal Pay Compliance

Senator Kamala Harris is a historic choice for vice president by almost any standard. Yet there is one part of her record that is...

Equal Pay for Equal Play: Will Female Athletes Achieve Pay Equity?

Over time, athletes have become real-life superheroes. Whether it’s through their perceived superhuman strength and performance in their respective sports, or through their growing...

NLRB: Labor Laws Cannot be Used to Protect Racists

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is the primary federal agency responsible for making decisions on workplace issues surrounding union activity. The NLRB interprets...

Intel and the Rules of Diversity

Many regard Intel as a pioneer for technology, as the tech giant has been a part of our world for over 50 years. The...

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....

The Right And Wrong Measures Of Diversity and Inclusion

There’s an overall awareness in the working world, now, where discrimination and wage disparity are merely two of the issues coming to light that...

Banning Salary History: One Step Toward Establishing Pay Equity

Anyone who has ever completed a job application remembers the dreaded portion requesting salary history. It was a trap, really, as potential employers were...

How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges? Very.

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a government agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment...

U.K. Race and Ethnicity Pay Gap Reporting Obligation to Be Debated...

Effective 2017, the United Kingdom requires employers with over 250 employees to report on their gender pay gaps. While that obligation is currently suspended...

Swiss Require Equal Pay Audits with Third Party Verification

Switzerland recently took a major step forward in ensuring pay equity for Swiss workers. Effective July 1, 2020, amendments to the Swiss Gender Equality...

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company...
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