Doing Business in Maryland Requires Equal Pay for Equal Work

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2020 was a significant year for the great state of Maryland in its efforts to tackle pay inequities within its borders. In January 2020, the Maryland state legislature voted to override Governor Larry Hogan’s veto of “ban the box” legislation. 3 minute read .

California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination

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Following a two-year investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the entertainment gaming giant, Activision Blizzard for systematic discrimination on July 21, 2021. In cases related to misconduct, action was taken to address the issue.”

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New Colorado Equal Pay Rules Proposed

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Earlier this year, Trusaic highlighted Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law set to take effect on January 1, 2021, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EPEWA”). hourly pay or salary range) and benefits data for the relevant position. 3 minute read .

Ledbetter Act Applies to Equal Pay Act, Appeals Court Rules

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By now, many are familiar with Lilly Ledbetter and her fight for equal pay. Nonetheless, her story continues to have renewed relevance by dent of its impact on the U.S. But first, some history on the paycheck accrual rule. Ledbetter, according to the Court, was too late. .

The Difficulty in Identifying Comparators for Equal Pay Claims

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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 (“EPA”). The stakes are high in this regard. A decision from the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, Spencer v.

A Guide to Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

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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. What does the EPEWA require?

Illinois Equal Pay Act To Require Employer Pay Data Reporting

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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.

Equal Pay for Equal Play: Will Female Athletes Achieve Pay Equity?

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Whether it’s through their perceived superhuman strength and performance in their respective sports, or through their growing level of celebrity thanks to social media platforms, the visibility of athletes has far exceeded that coveted spot on a Wheaties box.

Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

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When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it’s not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively prevents them from saying anything disparaging about the company after they leave. ” The challenge for employers is clear.

Puerto Rico Leaps Ahead in Equal Pay Efforts

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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 Equal Pay Act, first enacted on March 8, 2017 will now see new regulations to ensure employers are working to achieve gender equality.

How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

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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. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The post How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties?

Salary History Ruled Not a Defense in Equal Pay Case

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A recent federal court ruling solidifies the prohibition on employers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from using salary history as an affirmative defense to an equal pay claim. While the U.S.

Australia Enacts Gender Equality Bill

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Australia continues the global movement towards pay equity. The Australian state of Victoria, which includes the City of Melbourne, recently signed and enacted their first ever Gender Equality Bill. The law is slated to take effect on March 31, 2021.

Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga

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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, as well as bad publicity. What’s more is that the OFCCP also claimed that Oracle destroyed data.

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Survey Finds Equal Pay a Priority for the EEOC

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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 the lack of it. At the federal level, the U.S. It now must be taken up by the U.S.

Lessons from Canada’s Equal Pay Act

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In a landmark effort to close the Candian gender wage gap, and to ensure that pay equity is both achieved and maintained, the Canadian parliament passed the Pay Equity Act in December of 2018. The gender wage gap is costly, both to company culture and the bottom line.

How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges? Very.

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The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is a government agency charged with enforcing federal civil rights laws, such as the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (ADEA). The EEOC noted that the applicant was a former NFL cheerleader).

Australia’s Women’s Soccer Team Achieves Equal Pay

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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 men’s soccer team, the Socceroos. Last year the U.S. The lawsuit ends a 2016 complaint to the U.S.

Different Equal Pay Standards Apply in Title VII Lawsuit

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Pay equity took a major step forward last month as the result of a case that ruled unequal pay for equal work was not required for proving pay discrimination under Title VII under the Civil Rights Act. The case, Lenzi V. Late last year, the U.S.

Google Involved in Another Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

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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 violation of the U.S. Equal Pay Act and the New York City Human Rights Law.

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

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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 field to achieve equal pay? So popular was this women’s World Cup that the U.S. Of course, the U.S. The U.S.

A Guide to Gender Equality Hashtags

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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 America. Over that 100-year time span, much has changed for women, but equality in the workplace remains a challenge.

EEOC Equal Pay Enforcement on the Rise

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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 by the federal agency in Maryland last month.

Swiss Require Equal Pay Audits with Third Party Verification

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The first pay equity audit must be completed by June 1, 2021. How must the analysis be conducted? education, years of service) and job-related factors, such as relevant skills or training. Generally, such auditors undergo training set by the Swiss government.

EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination

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A number of federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job candidate or employee on the basis of age. For example, theAge Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA) prohibits discrimination based on age for persons 40 or older.

Improving American Jobs Will Lead to Equality, HBR Study Finds

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A recent study by the Harvard Business Review highlights the economic hardships that workers of color face, and how employers play a part in changing these long-standing issues. In the study , titled “Equality in the U.S. The source?

Has 50 Years of Equal Pay Legislation Done Enough to Level the Playing Field? Not Even Close.

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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 slightly. The first page reads simply: “AN ACT TO Prevent discrimination, as regards terms and conditions of employment, between men and women.”

Equality and Diversity in Adult Care

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Equality and diversity is an essential part of every care establishment. So what exactly is equality and diversity in adult care, and why is it so important? What laws protect equality and diversity in adult care? The Equality Act 2010.

2021 Could Be the Year The Equality Act Becomes Law

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Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act. The bill will now make its way to the Senate and if approved, would amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to include protections for members of the LGBTQ community.

Kamala Harris’s Plan to Compel Equal Pay Compliance

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Yet there is one part of her record that is often overlooked but nonetheless critical to the U.S. keeping pace with the international community, and that is Senator Harris’s fight for pay equity. Trusaic recently took readers of the PayParity Post on a world tour of pay equity laws.

Disney Fighting Class-Action Status for Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

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A pay discrimination lawsuit against Walt Disney Company claiming the entertainment company has violated the California Equal Pay Act has expanded to include ABC Television, as well as Disney’s music label and film studio.

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

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A high-profile equal pay case in the U.K. The legal theories at issue could have a significant impact on how we think about pay equity in the U.S. Under the terms of the U.K. The U.K. Perhaps the biggest consideration is that, like in the U.K.

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

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The recently enacted Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in New Jersey has been ruled not to be retroactive by a federal court, but the ruling leaves open the possibility that state courts may decide differently. in the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey.

Equal Pay Movement Gaining Momentum in U.S.

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To see how far the interest in equal pay has grown, you can look no further than a high school women’s soccer team in Burlington, Vermont. The players were yellow carded for lifting their jerseys to reveal T-shirts that read “#EQUALPAY.”. The soccer team’s stunt was a hit.

How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination

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As the historian Howard Zinn said, “you can’t be neutral on a moving train.” civil rights laws, discrimination is often talked about in terms of two key categories: disparate treatment and disparate impact. Employers are liable for both forms of discrimination.