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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...

Despite COVID-19, Pay Equity Continues to be a Priority

Undeniably, it is a very sensitive time for employers across the U.S. dealing with the economic implications ofCOVID-19.However, a recent order from the ...

Component 2 Pay Data Reporting On Hold, For Now

Leading up to the EEO-1 filing deadline of March 31, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) said that it will not continue to require...

New Jersey State Agency Encourages Pay Equity Audits

Last month, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights released its guidance on enforcement of the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Allen...

Pay Equity is Still a Top Concern for OFCCP Despite Pandemic

While U.S. companies continue to grapple with issues posed by the Covid-19 pandemic,pay equity issues should not be put on the backburner. On...

Puerto Rico Leaps Ahead in Equal Pay Efforts

Puerto’s Rico’s equal pay efforts received a significant boost earlier this month, thanks to regulations set to take effect March 14, 2020. Puerto Rico’s...

OFCCP Launches Learning Institute for Contractors

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has launched the first ever online Contractor Compliance Institute (CCI). The Contractor Compliance Institute...

More Governments are Encouraging Pay Equity Through Transparency

Effective April 2017, the United Kingdom set a global example on the issue of pay equity by requiring organizations to publish 12-month snapshots online...

Australia Enacts Gender Equality Bill

Australia continues the global movement towards pay equity. The Australian state of Victoria, which includes the City of Melbourne, recently signed and enacted their...

The Role of Clean Data in Pay Equity Audits

Companies are opting to be proactive regarding pay disparities to ensure they thrive, avoid liabilities and bad PR, and continue to recruit the best...

Jackson National Life Insurance Settles EEOC Case at $20.5 Million

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has been actively cracking down on employers that discriminate against individuals in the workplace, a recent...

Why External Help is an Essential Part of your Pay Equity...

Companies are often faced with budget concerns when determining solutions that can either be done in-house or outsourced to a third party. Pay equity...

Federal Court Rules Philly’s Salary History Ban Is Constitutional

In 2017, the City of Philadelphia sought to join numerous states and localities in addressing pay disparities tied to gender and race/ethnicity....

Australia’s Women’s Soccer Team Achieves Equal Pay

Australia’s national women’s soccer team, the Matildas, reached a deal in late 2019 in which they will finally be paid the same as the...

How to Select and Implement a Pay Equity Solution That Works...

As the conversation around pay equity continues, companies are focused on finding solutions that meet their bottom line while doing what’s best for their...

EEOC Releases 2019 Enforcement Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released their filing data for the 2019 fiscal year. A total of over 72,000 charges of workplace discrimination...

Sterling Jewelers Faces Scrutiny in EEOC Lawsuit

Sterling Jewelers is facing consequences for potentially wrongfully handling a class action lawsuit regarding gender discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The case...

Key Considerations to Note During Your Pay Equity Audit Process

With pay equity at the forefront, companies are forced to consider altering policies that have been in place for years and sometimes decades. With...

OFCCP Reinforces Commitment to Transparency

The Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released revisions to its Federal Contract Compliance Manual. The manual provides guidance for...

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 recent...

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. The disparity in regards to equal pay...

Oracle Continues to Face Challenges in Achieving Pay Equity

Oracle is in the spotlight for not disclosing the pay gaps between their male and female workers, further reinforcing just how critical it is...

Get to Know Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

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

Women’s National Basketball Association Shoots for Pay Equity

The Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA) just announced a tentative deal that would boost player pay, guarantee full salaries while on maternity leave, and...

OFCCP Seeks Comments on Proposed Compliance Evaluation Procedure Rule

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) is seeking feedback on a proposed rule that will make clear the agency’s procedures during compliance...
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