Saturday, March 28

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...

Different Equal Pay Standards Apply in Title VII Lawsuit

Pay equity took a major step forward last month as the result of a case that ruled unequal pay for equal work was not...

Equal Pay Case Sheds Light on Defensible Pay Practices

A federal equal pay lawsuit in Iowa provides important data points for employers assessing their compensation practices. The case, Bertroche v. Mercy Physician Associates,...

Why Your Company Needs to Implement Pay Equity Audits Now

This article first appeared on HBR.org. You can access the original article by clicking here. Pay equity regulation and compliance efforts have been steadily growing...

Survey Finds Organizations Should Be Conducting Pay Equity Analyses

WorldatWork directed a survey to evaluate the current state of pay equity-related work. In the survey, WorldatWork posed questions about causes going beyond salary...

Seattle Washington Implements Gig Economy Worker Protections

Seattle, Washington is the next major city to expand employee protections to workers of the gig economy. Starting July 1, 2020 new minimum wage requirements...

New York City Human Rights Law Could Impact Pay Equity Efforts

Employers should note that New York City’s amended Human Rights Law has expanded employee protections to include freelancers and independent contractors effective January...

U.S. Baristas Share Salaries in Hopes for Higher Pay

Baristas all over the United States have taken to an anonymous Google spreadsheet to compare their salaries. The spreadsheet originated in Philadelphia and...

Megan Rapinoe WorldatWork Pay Equity Symposium

Megan Rapinoe, a high-profile United States Women’s Soccer player, co-captain, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, 2x Gold medalist, Golden Boot winner,...

Pay Equity Audits Are Important to Address Equal Pay Issues

This issue of equal pay continues to gain traction in the media and in society. It is interesting to hear the various opinions being...

Google Involved in Another Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Google is involved in another equal pay lawsuit. This time, Cloud Engineering Director, Ulku Rowe, has sued the giant tech company claiming gender-based discrimination in...

EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Extended

Employers who did not submit their EEO-1 snapshots for pay data reporting for the 2017 and 2018 tax years by September 30,...

Salary History Bans Will Lead to Pay Equity

Alabama, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Illinois, Maine, and Massachusetts are among the states that have enacted laws to prohibit or restrict employer salary history inquiries....

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...

Equal Pay Movement Gaining Momentum in U.S.

To see how far the interest in equal pay has grown, you can look no further than a high school women’s soccer team...

OFCCP Issues Steps for Applying for FAAP

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has outlined steps for applying for Functional Affirmative Action Programs (FAAPs). FAAPs...

Disney Fighting Class-Action Status for Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

A pay discrimination lawsuit against Walt Disney Company claiming the entertainment company has violated the California Equal Pay Act has expanded to include ABC...

Illinois Joins Other States in Passing Salary History Ban

Illinois is the latest state to sign into law a salary history ban for employers. The salary history ban is a component of HB 834...

A Guide to Gender Equality Hashtags

Women’s Equality Day is on August 26. It commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment in 1920 providing women the right to vote in...

Physicians Face Equal Pay Challenges

A new report says female physicians are starting to catch up to their male counterparts. The 2019 Physician Compensation Report is an annual study provided...

What Happens with Federal Pay Data Reporting May Prompt State Action

The preparation of the 2019 EEO-1 Report is over for the employers who have acted diligently to meet the September 30 deadline to submit...

County Level Pay Equity Law Effective in Maryland

Montgomery County, Maryland’s Equal Pay Act went into effect August 2019 and follows a greater trend taking shape in the United States. The County Pay...

Survey Finds Equal Pay a Priority for the EEOC

A recent survey finds that the greatest number of discrimination cases filed with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) concern equal pay, or...

Get to Know Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017 [UPDATE]

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

OFCCP Issues New Compliance Assistance Guides

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued new compliance assistance guides for contractors. OFCCP at a Glance provides...

Pay Data Reporting is Not Going Away

The business world shook when EEO-1 pay data reporting was reinstated by a federal district court in Washington, D.C. earlier this year. Employers with...

We Answer Your Questions on the 2019 EEO-1 Report Component 2...

We participated in a webinar this month with HR.com on the new EEO-1 Report Component 2 pay data filing requirement, “Potential Challenges and Pitfalls...

OFCCP Issues Revised FAAP Directive

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a revision to Directive 2013-01 to establish policies and procedures...

Are You Ready? EEO-1 Pay Data Filing Deadline Approaching Quickly

The deadline to file the 2017 and 2018 Component 2 pay data required for EEO-1 reporting for 2019 is fast approaching. The pay data...
New York Employers to See More Equal Pay Claims

New York, New Jersey Pass Laws to Address Pay Discrimination

The states of New York and New Jersey continue to be aggressive in pushing new equal pay laws. The New York State legislature passed an...
OFCCP Elects Ombudsman and Launches Contractor Assistance Portal

OFCCP Elects Ombudsman and Launches Contractor Assistance Portal

The latest announcements from the U.S. Deapartment of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) continue its efforts to improve transparency and services...
EEOC Equal Pay Enforcement on the Rise

EEOC Equal Pay Enforcement on the Rise

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is not letting up on pay equity enforcement, as recent activity demonstrates. Two new gender-based discrimination lawsuits were filed...
Law Firm Subject of Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Law Firm Subject of Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Even law firms and attorneys are not immune to equal pay issues. Six lawyers from Jones Day have filed a class-action lawsuit alleging an...
Minimum Wages Are Increasing Across America

Minimum Wages Are Increasing Across America

Presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made a point of announcing that he raised the minimum wage for staffers working on his campaign to $15 an...
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...
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