Why Diversity Hiring Is Important


And now, more than ever, everyone seems committed to dismantling discrimination. Diversity is complicated, and that’s why most companies fail to meet their Diversity, Equity & Inclusion goals. Businesses tend to see diversity as a numbers issue.

California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination


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. Pay equity, diversity and inclusion


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New Colorado Equal Pay Rules Proposed


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”). Employers should continue to monitor the Equal Pay Transparency rules ahead of the EPEWA effective data.

Doing Business in Maryland Requires Equal Pay for Equal Work


Undergirding all of these 2020 legislative changes is Maryland’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Law (EPEWL). Which employees are considered to be performing “equal work” for the purposes of determining whether a violation of the EPEWL has occurred? 3 minute read .

Ledbetter Act Applies to Equal Pay Act, Appeals Court Rules


By now, many are familiar with Lilly Ledbetter and her fight for equal pay. Court of Appeals ruled that the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and its paycheck accrual rule, apply to the Equal Pay Act of 1963. .

The Difficulty in Identifying Comparators for Equal Pay Claims


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”). Without an appropriate comparator, a claimant’s equal pay claim will fail. Supreme Court Wage Discrimination

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.

The Right And Wrong Measures Of Diversity and Inclusion


There’s an overall awareness in the working world, now, where discrimination and wage disparity are merely two of the issues coming to light that have affected organizations and their employees for decades. In these situations, legal ramifications can occur, particularly with discrimination.

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.

Physicians Face Equal Pay Challenges


After years of examination, the gender wage gap is now demonstrating a downward trajectory, suggesting that the industry is moving toward equally compensating female physicians.”. The post Physicians Face Equal Pay Challenges first appeared on Trusaic.

Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements


Similar tactics are often used in racial discrimination settlements. ” Ozoma added that she experienced racism, discrimination and abuse at Pinterest. However, there’s increasing pressure on employers to disclose systemic discrimination issues within their organizations. .

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


have in recent years excelled more than their male counterparts, a gender discrimination lawsuit was filed in 2019 and continues to this day. The post Equal Pay for Equal Play: Will Female Athletes Achieve Pay Equity? Over time, athletes have become real-life superheroes.

Equality and Diversity in Adult Care


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.

Puerto Rico Leaps Ahead in Equal Pay Efforts


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.


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. Of the $960,905 that the company must pay, $179,907 must go to remedy pay discrimination.

Salary History Ruled Not a Defense in Equal Pay Case


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.

Australia Enacts Gender Equality Bill


The Australian state of Victoria, which includes the City of Melbourne, recently signed and enacted their first ever Gender Equality Bill. Covered employers must develop and implement “Gender Equality Action Plans” every four years.

Lessons from Canada’s Equal Pay Act


Employees cite transparency regarding compensation as an important factor in recruitment and retention; and a formal prioritizing of diversity and equity has a proven benefit toward engagement and productivity. The post Lessons from Canada’s Equal Pay Act first appeared on Trusaic.

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 the lack of it. That’s “14x higher than any other type of discrimination,” according to the report.

How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges? Very.


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 post How Serious are EEOC Age Discrimination Charges?

Workplace diversity: Is HR doing enough?


In the conference’s final keynote Friday, DEI expert Torin Ellis said workplace diversity standards are, and have been, inadequate and come with a hefty price tag. It’s time for corporate America to lead on the issue of diversity and inclusion.” Create a database of diverse talent.

Australia’s Women’s Soccer Team Achieves Equal Pay


In an article by MTV News, Matilda Midfielder Elise Kellon-Knight commented on the CBA stating, “We always wanted to be treated equal, to be able to step out onto that pitch with equal opportunity and the equal facilities the men have been exposed to.

Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga


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. Both the government’s equal pay case against Oracle and Oracle’s suit against the government are ongoing.

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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 required for proving pay discrimination under Title VII under the Civil Rights Act. Unequal pay gender discrimination lawsuits under Title VII are becoming more common.

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

A Guide to Gender Equality Hashtags


Women’s Equality Day is on August 26. Over that 100-year time span, much has changed for women, but equality in the workplace remains a challenge. Here are five hashtags that focus on pay and gender equality issues.

2021 Could Be the Year The Equality Act Becomes Law


Earlier this year, the House of Representatives voted to pass the Equality Act. First introduced in 2019, the Equality Act includes major changes to the Civil Rights Act and would expand individual protections to prevent discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

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? The parties will enter mediation in an effort to resolve the USWNT’s gender discrimination lawsuit against USSF. Now that the U.S.

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 by the federal agency in Maryland last month.

Improving American Jobs Will Lead to Equality, HBR Study Finds


In the study , titled “Equality in the U.S. It gives employers an opportunity to ensure fairness in pay and prevent equal pay issues. The post Improving American Jobs Will Lead to Equality, HBR Study Finds first appeared on Trusaic.

Swiss Require Equal Pay Audits with Third Party Verification


Holding all other variables constant, this model can determine which part of the pay difference can be explained by legitimate, job-related factors, as opposed to unlawful discrimination. The post Swiss Require Equal Pay Audits with Third Party Verification first appeared on Trusaic.

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


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.

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


The first page reads simply: “AN ACT TO Prevent discrimination, as regards terms and conditions of employment, between men and women.” Passed just over fifty years ago, and in effect forty-five years ago, the UK’s Equal Pay Act 1970 established the principle of equal pay for “equal work”.

Kamala Harris’s Plan to Compel Equal Pay Compliance


where the last major legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap was 1963’s Equal Pay Act, with the 2009 Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act providing additional protections for workers who suffer pay discrimination under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Continuing the Dialogue about Diversity and Inclusion


Diversity and Inclusion was a hot topic of discussion last year following a global uproar against systemic racism and social injustice. As a result, people talked more positively about companies that supported Diversity according to LinkedIn.