Posts Tagged ‘Penalties’

Minimum Wages Are Increasing Across America

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. One might argue that this makes Sanders a trendsetter among his Democratic colleagues seeking the party’s nomination for president. However, it can be argued just as…

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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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Gender Pay Gap Can Limit Career Advancement for Women

Gender Pay Gap Can Limit Career Advancement for Women

A report from the ADP Research Institute found that women entering jobs at lower pay than their male peers may find their career advancement limited. The reason? Companies fear that promoting these women employees may reveal a pattern of significant disparity in total compensation when compared to their more highly compensated male peers. The report,…

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The Gender Pay Gap – Just How Bad Is It?

The Gender Pay Gap - Just How Bad Is It?

How bad is the gender pay gap in America? The answer is bad, with how bad depending on which report you agree with most. The Census Bureau and its annual report on income and poverty is the most often referenced to quantify the gender wage gap. Each year, as part of this report, the Census…

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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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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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OFCCP Lawsuit Against Oracle Highlights the Financial Risk of Not Complying with Equal Pay Regulations

OFCCP Lawsuit Against Oracle Highlights the Financial Risk of Not Complying with Equal Pay Regulations

The pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFFCP) against tech giant Oracle is back in the news after the federal agency sought leave to file an amendment to the original complaint. At risk are $100 million in federal government contracts that the OFFCP is asking…

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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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Equal Pay Action Rings Loudly in France

Equal Pay Action Rings Loudly in France

Europe is on the front line of the Equal Pay movement these days. Iceland this year became the first country to mandate that companies with 25 or more full-time employees must submit proof that both men and women are paid equally. This spring, organizations of 250 or more employees in the United Kingdom began providing…

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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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Minimum Wage Increase for More California Cities

Minimum Wage Increase for More California Cities

Beginning July 1, 2018, the minimum wage will change for many people working in California. As part of California’s statewide initiative to increase the minimum wage, Emeryville, Long Beach, Los Angeles, Malibu, Milpitas, Pasadena, San Francisco, Santa Monica, and San Leandro will see increases in their minimum wages. In locations such as Emeryville, the wage…

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California Continues to Map the Frontier of Pay Equity

In the absence of federal legislative activity addressing pay equity, states continue to take matters into their own hands. (See my blog on the federal Paycheck Fairness Act here). Few states are as proactive as California. With three new bills passing the Senate and Assembly in June, the Golden State aims to tackle various elements…

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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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New Jersey Governor Signs New Pay Equity Legislation into Law

New Jersey Governor Signs New Pay Equity Legislation into Law

In 1945, a member of the New Jersey state assembly named Dr. James O. Hill oversaw a radical change in his state’s legal landscape. Dr. Hill sponsored the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“LAD”), one of the nation’s first comprehensive anti-discrimination laws. The overarching goal of LAD, as noted by the New Jersey Supreme Court,…

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Salary History Inquiry Ban Trending in the U.S.

The Salary History Inquiry Ban Is Gaining Momentum. Will It Go Nationwide?

When it comes to the application process, for many prospective employees it all comes down to pay. For years, the common practice for employers was to gauge their future employee’s salary based on their previous salary history in other jobs. However, as changes in the scope of work and length of time on the job…

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Salary History Ban Comes To San Francisco

Want to Check On Salary History? Not In San Fran

The trend in pay equity laws has continued to advance across the nation—from equal pay to anti-discrimination. Philadelphia, New York City, Massachusetts, Delaware, Oregon and Puerto Rico have already created their own laws surrounding equal pay and salary history over the last year. Now San Francisco becomes the latest city government to promote the issue…

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