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 hour to make a statement. This year alone, 19 states will increase their minimum wage requirements.

Latinas Face a Lifetime of Gender Wage Gap Across the U.S.


As the electoral returns trickled in last week, the eyes of the nation watched as new demographics carved out a new constituency, and much was said about the Latino vote. per year, and a diverse intersectional ideological population. . 3 minute read .


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Massachusetts Gender & Racial Wage Gap Persists, Despite the Equal Pay Act


The gender gap in Massachusetts showcases the occupational differences that can complicate pay equity, even with the changes to state law. Bar employers from retaliating against employees exercising their rights under the law; and. The Essential Worker Pay Gap.

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.

Can HR really fix organisations’ diversity problems?


The growing strength of the Black Lives Matter movement has thrown the spotlight on instances of racism and a lack of inclusion at organisations around the world. The environment they are in is toxic.”. Reaching out to young, diverse talent is critical.

Minimum Wage Requirements 101

HR Daily Advisor

Does your organization pay minimum wage for any roles? What about roles that are paid above minimum wage, but still close to it? Did you know this may not be enough to be legal if you’re taking certain deductions off that pay? Did you know that you may not be able to pay only the federal minimum wage if your local minimum wage regulations differ? Let’s take a closer look at some minimum wage basics. This is the absolute minimum legal pay rate.

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”). This post specifically focuses on Rule 4 of the new guidance, which concerns employers’ job posting requirements. .

A Living Wage for All is Long Overdue

Thrive Global

We all know that raising the minimum wage – which means paying a living wage – is a focal point of national dialogue right now. Given the fact that our federal pay rate has remained flat since 2009, this call to action is more than refreshing to hear. The question is: how long will it take for everyone to get on board with the idea? Because we want to inspire other nonprofits, businesses, and organizations to do exactly the same.

What Does ‘Hours Worked’ Mean?

HR Daily Advisor

Under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), employers must pay employees at least the minimum wage for all hours worked. But what does “hours worked” mean in this context? Does it mean just the hours that the employee is scheduled? What about time the employer didn’t know the employee was working? Let’s take a closer look at what “hours worked” means under the FLSA and how it has been defined.

spending hours on thank-you notes, employer froze our vacation time, and more

Ask a Manager

Is it worth spending hours on post-interview thank-you notes? or “There’s just no reason not to do this very small, very quick thing that could impact your chances” or “It’s ten minutes , so send the damn thing.”. What if they take literally three hours?

The Casual Workforce: How To Keep Zero-Hour Workers Coming Back

Get Hppy

Earlier this year it was reported that the rise of zero-hour contracts (or ZHCs) has finally reached its peak in Britain. These casual work agreements absolve both employees and employers from committing to a fixed number of working hours, and have been endlessly torn apart in the press. Also read: How Your Company Can Leverage the Gig Economy. Either way, the volatile economy and increased demand for flexibility at work and home means that the 1.7

Would You Consider Restricting Hours Worked?

HR Daily Advisor

Employers know that there are legal restrictions in terms of the number of hours a nonexempt employee can work before incurring overtime pay. There are also restrictions on the hours a minor can work. And for safety reasons, there are restrictions on the number of consecutive hours medical residents and truck drivers can work. Are there restrictions for general work hours? Benefits to Restricting Work Hours.

Seattle Washington Implements Gig Economy Worker Protections


Seattle, Washington is the next major city to expand employee protections to workers of the gig economy. Starting July 1, 2020 new minimum wage requirements for gig economy workers such as Uber and Lyft drivers will go into effect.

Closing the Wage Gap: How These 5 Companies Are Working to Achieve Pay Equity

Linkedin Talent Blog

If the arc of history bends toward justice, the equal pay arc hasn’t been very flexible. When the Equal Pay Act became a federal law in 1963 , women in the United States made 59 cents for every dollar men earned doing the same work. The work never ends.”.

Ireland to Require Employers to Publish Gender Pay Gap Information


Members of the Irish government have submitted legislation to the national parliament to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 to provide greater transparency into the country’s gender wage gap. Eventually, the law will apply to employers with 50 or more employees.

Managing Employees’ Online Behavior

Affinity HR Group

We have all read stories of someone’s unacceptable or illegal actions going viral and the public using social media to identify that person and where they work and live. Train these employees on proper communication skills and how to maximize the impact on the platforms.

5 Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices


Building a more diverse and inclusive workplace is top of mind for many organizations. Diverse teams contribute to diverse ideas that allow organizations to innovate and thrive. But there are many diversity and inclusion questions that come up along the way, many of which we’ve never dealt with before. It can help to lean on a community, which is why Lever is sharing five diversity and inclusion best practices they’ve learned along the way.

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 information must be filed with the U.S. For example, wage information from Box 1 of the W-2 form must be placed into 12 pay bands.

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“Five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap”, with Jessica Wooke of RobustWealth

Thrive Global

More conversations need to take place at the executive level. As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap” I had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Wooke, Chief Experience Officer at RobustWealth.

Doing Business in Washington Requires Pay Equity


The great state of Washington boasts some of the world’s most influential businesses, from Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Costco to Zillow, T-Mobile, and Nordstrom. According to the Seattle-based law firm Summit Law Group , Washington passed its first equal pay legislation in 1943.

Embracing Gender Diversity in the Workplace for a better tomorrow

Pragna Technologies

Diversity is imperative to all workplaces. In each case, the customers are more diverse than the people serving them, which don’t bode well for understanding their needs. To better serve your customers, it’s important to cultivate gender diversity within the work. Gender diversity doesn’t imply that an organization should have a 50/50 mix of males and females for every position in the company.

“5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”, with Megan McCann, CEO of McCann Partners

Thrive Global

Studies show that women are less likely to apply for a position if they don’t feel like they qualify or haven’t completed all the requirements. I had the pleasure of interviewing Megan McCann. Megan is the CEO of leading IT recruitment firm McCann Partners , which she founded in 2011.

“How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line”,With Fotis Georgiadis & JD Miller

Thrive Global

As a part of our series about “How Diversity Can Increase a Company’s Bottom Line”, I had the pleasure of interviewing JD Miller. As Motus’ first senior LGBTQ leader, JD has promoted a balance of diverse and inclusive perspectives and backgrounds.

“5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”, with John Schwarz CEO of Visier

Thrive Global

As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap” I had the pleasure of interviewing John Schwarz. John is the Founder and CEO of Visier Inc., Can you tell us the “backstory” that brought you to this career path?

U.S. Baristas Share Salaries in Hopes for Higher Pay


Baristas all over the United States have taken to an anonymous Google spreadsheet to compare their salaries. The spreadsheet originated in Philadelphia and contains information on workers’ wages, benefits, tips, years of experience, among other details. an hour.

Physicians Face Equal Pay Challenges


The 2019 Physician Compensation Report is an annual study provided by Doximity , the largest community of healthcare professionals in the U.S. The report analyzes the changes in the wages of licensed U.S. The report can be viewed here.

“Online Shopping.” with Jayneel Patel

Thrive Global

I believe that there won’t be a complete transformation towards online shopping but e-commerce will become omnichannel. Both online and offline channels have their own conveniences that should not be seen as exclusively exploitable opportunities.

A Pay Data Reporting Checklist for California Employers


SB 973 requires private employers (with a workforce of 100 or more employees) to submit pay data reporting to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). . Number of employees by race, ethiniciy, and sex in each of the pay bands used by the U.S. 2 minute read .

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Josh Bersin’s recruiting and HR trends for 2021


Josh, a world-renowned industry analyst, educator, and thought leader in all aspects of HR, leadership, and HR technology, led an online presentation titled “The World Just Changed Overnight” on February 18, 2021, with nearly 1,600 registrants signing up to learn more.

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. On May 22, 2019, Colorado joined the wave of states passing aggressive equal pay laws. The law went into effect January 1, 2021 and employers are now expected to comply.

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. In its recent decision, a judge within the U.S. The remainder is to remedy systemic hiring discrimination.

How Employers Can Turn Pay Data Reporting into a Better Business


Workforce data is the fuel that powers engines of innovation and growth in the 21st century. Such reporting requirements are increasingly focused on pay data, including wages, employee demographics, and hours worked. Perhaps the most salient risk is enforcement.

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More Governments are Encouraging Pay Equity Through Transparency


Effective April 2017, the United Kingdom set a global example on the issue of pay equity by requiring organizations to publish 12-month snapshots online accounting for their gender pay gaps. The pay data reports are publicly accessible online.

Boston University Questrom School of Business Dean Susan Fournier: “Here Are 5 Things We Need To Do To Close The Gender Wage Gap”

Thrive Global

Wage gaps are most significant in high skilled occupations, where we control, if you will, for the differences in occupation choices between men and women. As part of my series about “the five things we need to do to close the gender wage gap” I had the pleasure of interviewing Susan Fournier. Susan is the Allen Questrom Professor and Dean at Boston University Questrom School of Business. Can you tell us what lesson you learned from that?

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. The settlement arises from litigation filed in federal district court in Los Angeles. The EEOC will monitor compliance with this agreement.”.