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 focusing on asbestos abatement. The post How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties?

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. In this post, we look at Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act. Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act.


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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, right before Equal Pay Day 2021 , Illinois Governor Jay Pritzker signed SB 1480 into law. . The Equal Pay Registration Certificate.

What You Need to Know About the Oregon Equal Pay Act


Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. In this post, we are looking at Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017. First introduced in June 2017, the Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA) takes an aggressive stance on pay equity.

Lessons from Canada’s Equal Pay Act


One predominant reason is an individual’s access to information: a lack of transparency in discussions of wages can create an environment in which people aren’t aware that they are being compensated unfairly. The post Lessons from Canada’s Equal Pay Act first appeared on Trusaic.

Sparking The Tipping Point: 4 Ways You Can Fight For Diversity & Inclusion

Ultimate Software

March is Women’s History Month, and we’re talking all things Diversity & Inclusion. As a society, we use a highly diverse set of technology tools every day. But there’s a disturbing lack of diversity within the tech industry. To be fair, there’s a lack of diversity among all business sectors. Diversity in the workplace is proven to result in better problem-solving, creativity, market share and business outcomes. Gender Equality

World Cup Champions U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Fights for Pay Equity


“Men are so often paid and compensated on the potential that they show, not necessarily what they’ve done… And women are so often paid on what they’ve actually done…” Megan Rapinoe, U.S. 3 minute read .

Creating a compensation philosophy and policy document


When it comes to compensation, it’s good to have a plan – ideally, before you need it. A philosophy that explains why your organization pays the way it does can guide you as you write compensation policies. When should your business write a compensation philosophy and policies?

Outlook: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEI&A) in 2021


2020 brought coast-to-coast changes to compliance obligations in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEI&A). California enacted a new law requiring certain organizations to submit annual reports on compensation, hours worked, and employee demographics.

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. These policy changes take time to adjust within organizations. Because each organization handles changes in policy very differently, some are more successful at addressing these changes than others.

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. In this post, we are looking at Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017. The bill and the changes to Oregon’s Equal Pay Act can be viewed here.

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


Senior Women’s Soccer Team (USWNT) has won again on the field, can the players forge a similar victory off the field to achieve equal pay? We believe that fighting for gender equality in sports is a part of that responsibility. Now that the U.S.

Disney Accused of Violating California Equal Pay Act


The lawsuit alleges that the entertainment giant has violated the state’s equal pay act by paying their male colleagues more for doing similar work. Put simply, Disney refuses to pay its women employees equal to men doing the same work.

Ninth Circuit Rules in Favor of Oregon Professor Equal Pay Claim


Equal pay litigation is continuing to surface as more legislation comes forth requiring pay transparency from employers. All of which were professors in the Psychology Department at the University of Oregon, who received higher compensation than she did.

The Push for Gender Wage Equality


On the heels of Patricia Arquette’s call for wage equality at last Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony, Arjuna Capital issued a press release yesterday referencing Arquette’s remarks and calling attention to eBay’s decision to oppose the wealth-management firm’s gender-pay-transparency proposal. This is the first year the issue of gender wage equality has been put to the proxy ballot of a U.S. boards of directors compensation corporate governance gender diversity

Colorado Updates Pay Transparency Guidance


Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act is proving to be a work in progress as both state employers and legislators navigate its multi-layered requirements. . The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act applies to employers located anywhere in the U.S.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB): A 2022 Overview

Analytics in HR

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, or DEIB, is something that we’ll be seeing more and more of in the near future. Contents What is diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging? What is diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging?

New Jersey State Agency Encourages Pay Equity Audits


Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Allen Act”). The Allen Act represents a high watermark for state equal pay legislation. not in court or arbitration), the state is saying that it will not treat the decision to conduct an equal pay audit as an admission of an equal pay violation.

15 Ways to Improve Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace


Promoting and improving diversity and inclusion in the workplace is a crucial initiative that many companies are now taking. Below we look at specific benefits of diversity and inclusion and explain some simple things your company can do to improve it. Foster diverse thinking.

Diversity Considerations in Compensation: Part 1

Compensation Today

This is an excerpt from our recent ebook collaboration with BambooHR entitled How to Turn Diversity Into a Major Asset for Your Organization. The big connection between diversity and compensation is fair pay. Note: Fair pay and equal pay are not the same thing. One key piece of ensuring fair pay is having a compensation plan that outlines how you intend to pay people, and that keeps you in compliance and out of legal disputes.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Workplace: Benefits and Challenges

Achievers - Recruiting

The positive impact of diversity and inclusion is no longer debatable. According to Deloitte, diverse companies enjoy 2.3 Gartner found that inclusive teams improve team performance by up to 30 percent in high-diversity environments. What is diversity and inclusion?

New Nevada Pay Equity Law Takes Effect


Nevada has joined a host of other states in promoting equal pay with the passage of Senate Bill 293. As the equal pay movement gains momentum throughout the country, employers should anticipate more changes to come.

The pay gap persists: Why people analytics is more important than ever


At the same time, as employers struggle to hold onto their diverse talent, it is forcing them to recognize the individuality of their workforces. Managers at all levels are increasingly being held accountable for actions to improve diversity, equity and inclusion.

How to Build High-Performing Diverse Teams at Work

Achievers - Recruiting

Today, businesses are facing immense pressure to build diverse teams at work, with several high-profile organizations compelled to divulge their diversity and inclusion statistics. The benefits of having diverse teams at work. Workplace diversity isn’t exactly a new concept.

The Non Discrimination Policy: Importance and 5 Examples

Digital HR Tech

Diversity and inclusion is about more than just hiring people with a variety of skin tones. You need a non discrimination policy in your workplace, and this article will help you write one that reflects your company’s commitment to treating everyone equally.

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 expanded board diversity law will levy similar six-figure penalties on organizations that fail to comply.

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5 Strategies Towards Creating Diversity and Inclusion In The Workplace

Thrive Global

McKinsey in one of their recent research found that companies with racial and ethnic diversity were 35% more profitable than their competitors. Diversity and Inclusion or (D&I) has become one of the crucial factors for businesses to thrive in the long run.

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


The allegations included violations of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act, and California’s Fair Pay Act. Further, Chen and the plaintiff class alleged that Western Digital used a system called “forced stacked rankings” to make incentive compensation decisions.

Building pay equity into your culture, policies and practices


It seems simple enough, but implementing fair pay is a complex process that requires: Good data Ongoing reviews A willingness to reexamine assumptions about who fills different kinds of roles A cultural commitment to compensating every employee appropriately. Benefits and compensation

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Spotlights Critical Need for Progress


Black Women’s Equal Pay Day took place on Aug. In other words, Black women’s Equal Pay Day signifies that a black woman must work an extra eight months to earn what a white man does in 12 months. . Bolster equal pay laws.

DEI Measurement, Analysis, & Implementation During COVID-19


7 minute read: COVID-19’s Assault on Equality. COVID-19’s assault on equality also poses a threat to the diversity of business organizations. The business case for diversity is overwhelming. Diverse teams make better decisions and drive innovation.

Namely’s Workplace Diversity Report Identifies Barriers to Equal Pay


For HR, building a workplace culture of inclusivity and equality is a worthy goal—but as Namely’s latest Workplace Diversity Report reveals, the goal is a lofty one. While much conversation focuses on equal pay, and the oft-repeated stat that women make only 80 cents for every dollar made by their male counterparts, we identified other key areas of inequality: employee recognition and mobility. Do Men and Women Have an Equal Chance for Promotion?

Pay Equity Suit Against Rutgers: Employers Take Note


Earlier this summer, Trusaic discussed an equal pay case brought by a psychology professor against the University of Oregon. 2 minute read . In Freyd v.

EEO: Everything you need to know to be an equal opportunity employer


Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) refers to fair, unbiased treatment in the workplace. In the US, companies need to comply with the regulations of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), a regulatory body that enforces a group of federal EEO laws. These regulations apply in every work situation; for example when employers hire, terminate, compensate, promote and train employees. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA).

CalChamber Participates in Equal Pay Task Force Meeting at Capitol


Equal pay for equal work has been the law in California for decades, but, last year, this existing law was strengthened. California Chamber of Commerce Policy Advocate Jennifer Barrera is a member of the task force. A list of the other diverse members of the Task Force is available. The Task Force is diverse group of stakeholders who are really focused on making sure the Equal Pay Act is a success for both employers and employees,” said Barrera. “It

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


Kramer highlights what businesses must do to implement real change to combat policies or practices that lead to the devaluation of workers of color. According to Mr. Kramer, businesses must first commit to anti-racist policies and training. “What is the impact of not being valued?

Equal Pay for Team USA Act of 2021 Gains Traction


Gender-based pay inequities have long pervaded American sports, but a growing number of lawmakers and athletes are advocating for a solution: “equal pay for equal play.” Per the Bill, equal pay encompasses compensation, benefits, medical care, travel, and reimbursement of expenses.