Posts Tagged ‘Equal Pay Act’

Organizations Need to Take These Steps to Address Equal Pay

Organizations Need to Take These Steps to Address Equal Pay

The possible consequences for failing to comply with theEqual Pay Act and related state and local legislation are becoming more and more costly. If you are like most employers, you are behind in the effort to achieve pay equity within your organization. Many employers are starting to recognize that the movement to obtain equal pay…

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What to Do if the EEOC Receives a Charge of Discrimination Against Your Company

As momentum builds across the nation to end anti-discriminatory practices in the workplace, many companies may experience some anxious moments if they receive notice that a Charge of Discrimination has been filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Employees or former employees who feel that they have been discriminated against in the workplace are…

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How Some States and Localities Are Expanding the Definition of “Protected Class”

How Some States and Localities Are Expanding the Definition of “Protected Class”

The definition of “protected class”—groups of people that share a common, legally protected characteristic—is in a state of expansion. New state laws and municipal ordinances provide insight into how we may see “protected classes” continue to develop. The question of who falls into a protected class (sometimes referred to as “protected group”) is determined by…

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South Carolina Pay Equity Bill Under Consideration

South Carolina Pay Equity Bill Under Consideration

South Carolina state legislators are considering a bill that, if passed, would be the first to bolster all of the protections of the federal Equal Pay Act. The proposed bill, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity,” asserts that South Carolina has one of the largest pay gaps in the nation. A 2017 study from the…

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EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

For Equal Pay Day this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update on its enforcement activity, highlighting on the penalty assessments for the 2018 FY. In particular, the EEOC stated that for the 2018 FY, the agency collected nearly $15 million from cases involving equal pay violations: $10.5 million for resolving administrative…

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Democrats Push for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act [UPDATE]

Democrats Push for Passage of Paycheck Fairness Act

Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have reintroduced and passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA). Will 2019 be the year we see the bill become law? It just may be. Hoping to capitalize on their majority in the House of Representatives, Democrats have introduced the PFA for the eleventh time and passed the legislation…

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Get to Know New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

Get to Know New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParitysm Post is featuring some of these laws to provide insight into trends in pay equity compliance requirements as more of these laws are considered by states, counties, and municipalities. In this post, we look at New Jersey’s Diane…

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Get to Know the San Francisco Equal Pay Ordinance

Get to Know the San Francisco Equal Pay Ordinance

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParity Post is featuring some of these laws to provide insight into trends in pay equity compliance requirements as more of these laws are considered by states, counties, and municipalities. In this post, we are looking at San Francisco’s…

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Get to Know Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017

Get to Know Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParity Post is featuring some of these laws to provide insight into trends in pay equity compliance requirements as more of these laws are considered by states, counties, and municipalities. In this post, we are looking at Oregon’s Equal…

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Get to Know San Diego’s Equal Pay Ordinance

Get to Know San Diego’s Equal Pay Ordinance

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. The PayParity Post is featuring some of these laws to provide insight into trends in pay equity compliance requirements as more of these laws are considered by states, counties, and municipalities. In this post, we are looking at the city…

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Oregon State is Subject to its Own Equal Pay Law

Oregon State is Subject to its Own Equal Pay Law

As state lawmakers work to implement the state’s 2017 pay equity legislation before its January 2019 deadline, a lawsuit involving Cheyenne Ross and her employer, the State of Oregon, may be a harbinger of the challenges the state may face. Oregon has one of the more stringent equal pay requirements in the country, including measures…

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Canada Proposes New Equal Pay Act

Canada Proposes New Equal Pay Act

Canada is poised to join the trend of countries passing legislation to close the gender wage gap. In October, the Canada House of Commons held a “First Reading” or introduction of legislation entitled “ the Pay Equity Act.” The Pay Equity Act would require certain federally regulated public and private employers with 10 or more…

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California’s New Salary History Ban Is Signed into Law

With the signing into law of bill AB 2282 by Governor Jerry Brown, California continues to take an aggressive stance towards achieving the goal of equal pay for all workers, regardless of gender, race, or ethnicity. The new law amends the existing state salary history ban which came into effect January 1, 2018 (AB 168).…

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OFCCP Provides Updated Guidance for Pay Equity Self Audits

OFCCP Provides Updated Guidance for Pay Equity Self Audits

The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs has issued new guidance on enforcement and compliance for reviewing contractor compensation practices during a compliance evaluation. The new guidance – Directive (DIR) 2018-05, Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation – is meant to emphasize OFCCP’s priority of eliminating pay discrimination…

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Uber Settlement Highlights How Pay Equity Issues Can Linger

Uber Settlement Highlights How Pay Equity Issues Can Linger

Uber is one of several tech titans to find itself on the wrong side of pay equity disputes with employees. Uber earlier this year agreed to a $10 million settlement to address a pay discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit dating back to October 2017 involving two former and one current Latina engineer Uber employees. The…

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Lawsuit Charges Nike with Systematic Pay Inequality

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Pay discrimination, sexual harassment, and biased performance evaluations have called into question the corporate cultures of some of the world’s biggest organizations. Nike has surfaced as yet another company under fire, accused of not providing its employees with equal pay. On August 9, Kelly Cahill and Sara Johnston, two former Nike employees, filed a lawsuit…

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UK Sets Possible Example for US to Follow in Addressing Gender Pay Gap

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Effective April 5, 2017, the United Kingdom made reporting on the gender pay gap a requirement for organizations with 250 employees or more. The regulations mandate that organizations publish 12-month snapshots on their websites displaying where they stand in providing pay to men and women. The organizations also are required to upload this information to…

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Will We See a More Active EEOC in 2018?

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Will we see a more active U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in 2018? It’s still too early to say. President Trump nominated Janet Dhillon, EVP of general counsel and corporate secretary at Burlington Stores, Inc., to lead the EEOC. One group that has opposed her nomination is the Nation Women’s Law Center. The NWLC…

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Google Fends Off Allegations of Pay Discrimination, For Now

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Google has fended off a lawsuit claiming that women employees at the company are paid less than their male counterparts. A California Superior Court judge dismissed the lawsuit filed by three former female former employees on behalf of women employed by Google in California over the past four years because the complaint was too broad.…

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