Wednesday, October 23

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

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 PayParitySM Post is featuring some of these laws to...
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...
EEOC Launches Help Desk for 2019 EEO-1 Report Pay Data Requirement

EEOC Launches Help Desk for 2019 EEO-1 Report Pay Data Requirement...

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has launched a help desk to answer questions about Component 2 pay data now required to be...
A Pay Equity Audit Can Protect Organizations

A Pay Equity Audit Can Protect Organizations

A pay equity audit identifies pay differences between employees that cannot be explained due to job-related factors. It is a multi-disciplinary effort that requires...
U.S. Women’s Soccer Equal Pay Lawsuit Sign of the Times [UPDATE]

U.S. Women’s Soccer Equal Pay Lawsuit Sign of the Times [UPDATE]

Now that the U.S. Senior Women’s Soccer Team (USWNT) has won again on the field, can the players forge a similar victory off the...
How an Equal Pay Case in the U.K. Could Affect Your Organization

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

A court case in the U.K. could eventually have significant ramifications for employers in the U.S. The court case involves an equal pay claim brought...
How Your Organization’s EEO-1 Pay Data Could Fall into the Hands of Third Parties

How Your Organization’s EEO-1 Pay Data Could Fall into the Hands...

EEO-1 reports for 2019 are now required to include hours-worked and pay data information on their employees for calendar years 2017 and 2018. This...
More States and Cities Passing Salary History Bans [UPDATE]

More States and Cities Passing Salary History Bans [UPDATE]

Progress to close the gender wage gap in the U.S. continues to spread. Some state, county, and local governments have joined the initiative to...
Experts Recommend A Pay Equity Audit Before Filing EEO-1 Pay Data

Experts Recommend A Pay Equity Audit Before Filing EEO-1 Pay Data...

There is no question that many companies were caught by surprise when a federal court reinstated an Obama-era rule requiring the submission of pay...
Organizations Need to Take These Steps to Address Equal Pay

Organizations Need to Take These Steps to Address Equal Pay

The possible consequences for failing to comply with theEqual Pay Act and related state and local legislation are becoming more and more costly. If you...

What to Do if the EEOC Receives a Charge of Discrimination...

As momentum builds across the nation to end anti-discriminatory practices in the workplace, many companies may experience some anxious moments if they receive notice...
Ireland to Require Employers to Publish Gender Pay Gap Information

Ireland to Require Employers to Publish Gender Pay Gap Information

Members of the Irish government have submitted legislation the national parliament to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 to provide greater transparency into the...
Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act

Two female employees of The Walt Disney Company have filed a class-action lawsuit against the company in Los Angeles County Superior Court. The lawsuit...
Pay Equity Affects Us All

Pay Equity Affects Us All

Employers are being challenged by the growth in the number of pay equity laws and regulations being approved by state, regional, and local governments...
How Intel Achieved Global Equal Pay Demonstrates the Value of Pay Equity Audits

How Intel Achieved Global Equal Pay Demonstrates the Value of Pay...

Intel recently announced that the tech giant has done something many of its peers have not: closed the gender and wage gap with its...
New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act Ruled Not to be Retroactive

New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act Ruled Not to be Retroactive

The recently enacted Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in New Jersey has been ruled not to be retroactive by a federal court, but...
EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Confirmed

EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Confirmed [UPDATE]

EEO-1 snapshots for pay data reporting for the 2017 and 2018 tax years will need to be submitted by September 30, 2019. The deadline...
How Some States and Localities Are Expanding the Definition of “Protected Class”

How Some States and Localities Are Expanding the Definition of “Protected...

The definition of “protected class”—groups of people that share a common, legally protected characteristic—is in a state of expansion. New state laws and municipal...
Gender Pay Gap Can Limit Career Advancement for Women

Gender Pay Gap Can Limit Career Advancement for Women

A report from the ADP Research Institute found that women entering jobs at lower pay than their male peers may find their career advancement...
EEOC Sees Increase in Gender Pay Discrimination Cases

EEOC Sees Increase in Gender Pay Discrimination Cases

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed statistics for the more than 76,000 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in...
The Gender Pay Gap - Just How Bad Is It?

The Gender Pay Gap – Just How Bad Is It?

How bad is the gender pay gap in America? The answer is bad, with how bad depending on which report you agree with most. The...
South Carolina Pay Equity Bill Under Consideration

South Carolina Pay Equity Bill Under Consideration

South Carolina state legislators are considering a bill that, if passed, would be the first to bolster all of the protections of the federal...
EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

For Equal Pay Day this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update on its enforcement activity, highlighting on the penalty assessments...
OFCCP Releases 2019 CSAL Schedule

OFCCP Releases 2019 CSAL Schedule

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has released a Corporate Scheduling Announcement List (CSAL) for the 2019 fiscal...
It’s Time for Equal Pay in America

It’s Time for Equal Pay in America

If you see red today, it’s not by accident. Women across the country are being encouraged to wear red today, Equal Pay Day, as...
Democrats Push for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

Democrats Push for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act [UPDATE]

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced and passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA). Will 2019 be the year we see the...
Get to Know New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

Get to Know New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay 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 to...
Get to Know the San Francisco Equal Pay Ordinance

Get to Know the San Francisco Equal Pay Ordinance

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParity Post is featuring some of these laws to...
Orchestra’s Equal Pay Settlement Short-Circuits Litigation under MEPA

Orchestra’s Equal Pay Settlement Short-Circuits Litigation Under MEPA

An equal pay lawsuit filed by a classical musician against the Boston Symphony Orchestra (BSO) was settled. The settlement leaves unanswered how a court...
EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Back in Play

EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Back in Play

A federal judge in Washington D.C. has lifted the stay of The U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB ) stay on...
Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Software company Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The company has responded with an amended list of...
Contractors Can Avoid Compliance Evaluations with VERP

OFCCP Initiates a New Voluntary Compliance Program

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued Directive 2019-04, initiating a Voluntary Enterprise-wide Review Program (VERP) aimed...
Wage Gap Not Diminishing in Quest for Equal Pay

Wage Gap Not Diminishing in Quest for Equal Pay

Women are not gaining ground in the effort to achieve equal pay, and they may be falling behind in the U.S. However, the trends...
Get to Know Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017

Get to Know Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParity Post is featuring some of these laws to...
OFCCP Lawsuit Against Oracle Highlights the Financial Risk of Not Complying with Equal Pay Regulations

OFCCP Lawsuit Against Oracle Highlights the Financial Risk of Not Complying...

The pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP) against tech giant Oracle is back...
2018 EEO-1 Reporting Deadlines Extended

2018 EEO-1 Reporting Deadlines Extended

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has postponed the opening of the online portal for EEO-1 Report until March 2019. In accordance with...