Thursday, April 15

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Illinois Equal Pay Act

Illinois Equal Pay Act To Require Employer Pay Data Reporting

The state government of Illinois recently enacted sweeping changes to its equal pay laws. On March 23, 2021, right before Equal Pay Day 2021,...

Conduct a Pay Equity Analysis This Equal Pay Day

Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is not a holiday but rather a time for somber reflection and strategic...
Leveraging Technology

Leveraging Technology As Part of Overall Approach to DEIB

3 minute read Employers are becoming aware that it’s increasingly important to make strides with regard to their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) efforts....
ESG Investment Rule

The Final ERISA ESG Investment Rule is Not So Final

2 minute read What appeared to be the final ESG investing rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on October 30, 2020, is...
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)...
Setting ESG Goals & Measuring

What Employers Need to Know About Setting ESG Goals & Measuring...

3 minute read As time goes by, it’s becoming clear just how important environmental, social, and governance (ESG) goals are for employers. Accurately measuring your...
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...
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...
International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: Addressing Gender Pay Equity

2 minute read International Women’s Day is coming on Monday, March 8th. While a lot of progress has been made to advance more equal opportunities...
Meet DEI Goals

How to Leverage Your Workforce Data to Meet DEI Goals

3 minute read Data is key to uncovering and resolving workplace issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and a Harvard Business Review article dives...
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...
Focusing More on ESG

Governments, Investors, & Litigators Are Focusing More on ESG

3 minute read Companies need to know that governments, investors, and litigators are making environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria a priority. As a result,...
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...
ESG Efforts

Gap Between ESG Efforts & Expectations Becoming More Apparent

3 minute read Companies today should be aware that their employees, customers, and shareholders are increasingly having “trust issues” with them. These organizations could face...
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...
Effective Pay Equity Audit

Why and How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Audit

3 minute read Why should achieving pay equity be such a high priority for employers? For one thing, it’s simply good for business. As quoted...
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...
Biden Executive Order

Biden’s Order Signals Shift Towards Fighting Discrimination

3 minute read A new Executive Order from President Biden portends a seismic shift in White House policy on preventing and combating discrimination on the...
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...
DEI & Your Investments

DEI & Your Investments: Biden Takes Action on Day One

3 minute read On day one of the new Biden-Harris Administration, among a flurry of executive orders, President Biden ordered the review of a controversial...
Iceland Equal Pay

Three Essential Pay Equity Practices, According to Iceland

3 minute read In the U.S., comprehensive pay equity legislation is long overdue. This congressional inaction  means that U.S.-based companies must look overseas to gauge...
CA SB 973 Reporting.

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

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...

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...
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'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...
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  SB 973 requires private employers (with a workforce of 100 or more employees) to submit pay data reporting to the Department of...
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 Colorado Equal Pay Rules Proposed

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...