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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...
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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...
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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...

Pay Equity Audits are Key to Combating Racial Injustice in the...

“What is the impact of not being valued? How do you measure the loss of what a human being does not receive?” This quote is...

The “Employment Shock” of COVID-19 Is Worse for Women

COVID-19 has created severe and lasting consequences for businesses. One of the most overlooked ramifications of the pandemic may be its impact on working...

Pay Equity Laws Abroad are Rapidly Evolving. U.S. Employers Should Take...

Pay Equity is increasingly becoming a major operational imperative for businesses at home and abroad. Achieving Pay Equity means eliminating unlawful discrimination from the...

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...

EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination

A number of federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job candidate or employee on the basis of age....

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,...

How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination

As the historian Howard Zinn said, “you can’t be neutral on a moving train.” The waves of community outreach, protests, and activism following the...

LGBT Rights Decision: What it Means and What to Do

It was a momentous and watershed moment in the history of the Supreme Court of the United States when the opinion was announced on...

Has 50 Years of Equal Pay Legislation Done Enough to Level...

Bound by a red ribbon, it is tucked away in the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Archives. The paper on which it is printed is yellowing...

Under COVID-19, Progress Toward Gender Equality in the Workplace is at...

New data suggest that the economic downturn associated with COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women. A pair of articles in the Economist and Bloomberg News...

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...

A Pay Equity Strategy Should Start at Home: Recommendations for Sharing...

It has been over thirty years since the sociologist Arlie Hochschild wrote her landmark work, The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at...

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...

Despite Dismissal at Court, USWNT Continues Pay Equity Claim

It was a stunning defeat for a team that has seemed at times invincible—but it was not on the soccer pitch. On Friday May...

No Pay Data, No Pay Gap Benchmarks. Conduct a Pay Equity...

Under the stewardship of Trump-appointee Janet Dhillon, the EEOC is rolling back federal pay reporting requirements. This returns the United States to the back...

Equal Pay Audits Should Include Consideration of Equity-Based Pay

Too often, when business executives consider pay equity, they think about two factors: base compensation (e.g., salary) and rewards-based compensation (e.g., bonuses). A recent...

A Pay Equity Audit is Essential to Your Coronavirus Business Recovery

A growing consensus envisions that the reopened economy that we will return to will have been altered for the foreseeable future from the one...

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

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...

Salary History Ruled Not a Defense in Equal Pay Case

A recent federal court ruling solidifies the prohibition on employers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from using salary...

Be Proactive for Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day occurred on March 31, 2020. Equal Pay Day is not a holiday but rather a time for somber reflection and strategic...
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