How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

Trusaic

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?

Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

Trusaic

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.

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Diversity, Equality & Inclusion

Affinity HR Group

Federal and in some instances state and local law protects several groups of people in the workplace based on their sexual or gender identity. Ensure all policies and procedures are applied equally to both sexes without regard to sexual orientation, gender identity, or transgender status.

Australia Enacts Gender Equality Bill

Trusaic

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.

California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination

Trusaic

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.”

Google Involved in Another Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

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.

Law Firm Subject of Gender Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Trusaic

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 array of gender discrimination claims against the law firm, including pay discrimination, sexual harassment, and stifled advancement.

Workplace diversity: Is HR doing enough?

HRExecutive

While 2020 shed light on many of the challenges facing HR leaders, nothing was more clear in the last day of the Spring HR Technology Conference & Exposition than the fact that one of HR’s biggest obstacles will be tackling inequity. Torin Ellis.

Colorado POWR Act Proposes Broad Anti-Discrimination Changes

Trusaic

Colorado legislators have again signaled that 2021 is a banner year for policy approaches to issues such as diversity, pay equity, and inclusion (DEI). Employers within the state now face a deluge of new obligations which, if mishandled, could result in steep penalties.

8 Ways To Celebrate Women's Equality Day

Vantage Circle

It makes the occasion of celebrating Women's Equality Day on August 26 more vital than ever. Today we get to see women representatives in the military, in space, and as CEOs of Fortune companies. But they had to undergo many struggles to achieve equal rights. Equality Now.

Diversity, innovation to round out last day of Spring HR Tech

HRExecutive

While it may be the last day of the virtual Spring HR Technology Conference & Exposition, it’s going to be just as packed with insights and strategies into how HR leaders are approaching their digital transformations.

8 steps to stamp out LGBT discrimination

Business Management Daily

Discrimination against Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) people is nothing new. For years there have been complaints, court cases, and stories in the media that show just how vulnerable the LGBT population is to discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender identity.

How to Promote Equality and Diversity in the Workplace?

Thrive Global

In the past few years, equality and diversity have come under the spotlight more intentionally and actively than ever before. Workplace discrimination remains the main concern for UK businesses. Equality and diversity in the office mean a lot of things.

What is Diversity? The Importance of Diversity Training in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Workplace diversity describes an organization that hires and supports employees from varying backgrounds and characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, etc. Diversity Training. The Difference Between Equality and Diversity.

HR Tech Conference is back in person this fall. Here’s what’s on tap

HRExecutive

While the COVID-19 pandemic has brought continuous disruption to the world of work in the last year, employers are now strategizing for post-pandemic stability—and smart utilization of HR technology will be key to reaching those goals.

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. The U.K.

13 Ways To Promote Gender Equality In The Workplace

Vantage Circle

Implementing gender equality in the workplace is not just a tick box task because it is the ‘right thing to do.’ But it is a matter of equal opportunity that can benefit your business. This article is all about why you need gender equality in your workplace.

The Benefits of Diversity Training

Pollack Peacebuilding

The idea of diversity training is becoming more and more popular, but making your company more inclusive shouldn’t be a passing trend. Diversity Training. Eliminate Discrimination and Harassment.

HR Tech Number of the Day: HR Tech Conference tracks

HRExecutive

The agenda for the upcoming HR Technology Conference & Exposition ® —which returns to an in-person event Sept. 30, the TA track includes a Jobvite session that looks at the need for agile practices in light of the pandemic.

Over a third of UK adults have suffered discrimination at work

cipHR

New research by CIPHR suggests that over a third of UK adults have suffered workplace discrimination . Over a third of British adults (36%) report having experienced some form of discrimination in the workplace or when job hunting, study finds. Discrimination rife in workplaces.

6 Diversity Goals Your Company Must Achieve In 2022

Vantage Circle

Implementing and promoting diversity and inclusion in your workplace is the best way to foster an open-minded, global company culture. But, to make your workplace personally enriching for everyone, you need to set diversity goals in the workplace. Education is the Key.

The Rise of the Chief Diversity Officer

Ongig

Adding a Chief Diversity Officer to the C-suite is a growing trend in companies of all sizes. In this post, I answer 2 questions: What is a Chief Diversity Officer? What does a Chief Diversity Officer do? What is a Chief Diversity Officer?

New EEOC Chair Proclaims Pay Equity ‘Front and Center’

Trusaic

Everywhere you turn, organizations, individual states, countries all over the world, and federal governments are proclaiming focus to achieve pay equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. Take for example how the Biden administration is responding to pay equity.

Supreme Court Ruling Protects LGBTQ Employees

HR Counselor's Corner

On June 15, 2020 the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity violates Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Training. By Jennifer Price, HR Consultant, East Coast Risk Management.

How to Increase Diversity in the Workplace

Hireology

Diversity and inclusion have for a long while been hot button issues in the workplace. In recent years, however, they’ve become ever-more important due to issues like the Black Lives Matter and #MeToo movements, along with a worldwide rise in immigration. All that to say, hiring employees from diverse backgrounds isn’t simply a fad that will die down — it’s a necessity to have a workforce that represents the world we live in. . Why is Diversity Important? .

Workplace Harassment: A Q&A With Lori

HR Topics

In today’s world, workplace harassment is a hot topic and one that likely will continue to be. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) sets the official definition as “unwelcome conduct that is based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age (40 or older), disability or genetic information. Workplace harassment can include anything from unwanted sexual attention, bullying, intimidation and other behaviors.

Number of the Day: HR Tech countdown

HRExecutive

190: Days until the 2021 HR Technology Conference & Exposition begins The virtual Spring HR Tech Conference wrapped up Friday, after four jam-packed days of keynotes, demos, tech talks and other sessions full of insights and trends for HR leaders and technologists.

What is Diversity? The Importance of Diversity Training in the Workplace

Pollack Peacebuilding

Workplace diversity describes an organization that hires and supports employees from varying backgrounds and characteristics such as race, gender, sexual orientation, faith, etc. An organization thriving in workplace diversity has employees with a wide range of experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives and has policies to ensure people aren’t discriminated against due to those differences. Diversity Training. The Difference Between Equality and Diversity.

NLRB: Labor Laws Cannot be Used to Protect Racists

Trusaic

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is the primary federal agency responsible for making decisions on workplace issues surrounding union activity. In a new decision called General Motors , the NLRB provides some insight into how to answer this question.

6 HR tech start-ups changing the company culture, EX market

HRExecutive

This last year brought HR a plethora of new obstacles to overcome—from increasing employee stress related to the pandemic and social unrest to new demands for learning and employee connection driven by the new remote environment. It’s the end of ghosting,” she added.

6 Types Of Diversity Training For An Inclusive Workplace

Vantage Circle

But do you know how to lay the groundwork for a successful diversity program? It is achieved through intensive diversity training. A diversity training program is an essential step towards creating a great company culture. Then you’re at the right place.

What’s Top-of-Mind Today Regarding Diversity, Inclusion, and Harassment in the Workplace?

EverFi - HR

Many of these inequities have been illuminated by the disparate impact of the global pandemic, the resulting mental health crisis that is affecting communities in uneven ways, and the social justice movement. COVID-19, Remote Work, and Workplace Harassment.

Addressing Racial Bias and Discrimination in the Workplace

LifeSpeak

In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, extraordinary events have swept the globe in response to the tragic deaths of African-Americans, George Floyd, and Breonna Taylor. was quoted in the company’s public statement: . IMPLICATIONS FOR THE WORKPLACE.

Sexual Harassment: The Workplace’s Dirty Little Secret

HR Daily Advisor

Recent headlines have been littered with numerous stories of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and rape. And for real, our 41st president of the United States, George H.W. Sexual harassment text on cardboard. Sadly, sexual harassment is so pervasive that we sometimes don’t see it. Gender inequality in the workplace has gotten better over the years, but it’s still a far cry from giving men and women equal opportunities.

In-depth: 7 big lessons from Spring HR Tech

HRExecutive

It’s undoubtedly been one of the hardest years in history for organizations, and for HR leaders tasked with guiding companies and employees during the pandemic that has impacted nearly every facet of the workplace. Here are some of the biggest takeaways from the event.