Posts Tagged ‘Regulations’

Pay Equity Affects Us All

Pay Equity Affects Us All

Employers are being challenged by the growth in the number of pay equity laws and regulations being approved by state, regional, and local governments across the country. Entire states have been passing similar laws to help combat the pay disparities that exist between men and women as well as between employees of different races and…

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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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Equal Pay Laws Creating Patchwork of Regulatory Requirements

Equal Pay Laws Creating Patchwork of Regulatory Requirements

The push for equal pay is becoming a global initiative. It could be argued that the U.S. is playing catch-up both on the global stage and at home, where states and cities are moving assertively to address the equal pay issue. As with any issue where state and local governments start taking the initiative, as…

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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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New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention

New York State Issues Final Guidance on Sexual Harassment Prevention

The New York State Department of Labor and State Division of Human Rights have issued final guidance for the state’s employer policies for workplace harassment that require every employer in the New York State to adopt a sexual harassment prevention policy. As part of the state’s budget bill, which was signed into law in April,…

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The OFCCP’s Directive 2018-07 Supports Affirmative Action

The U.S. Department of Labor Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has a new directive to ensure that federal contractors have prepared a written affirmative action program (AAP) and that the program is being updated annually. Directive 2018-07 establishes a program to ensure that federal contractors are complying with their AAP obligations. The OFCCP…

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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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OFCCP Issues New Directive on Focused Contractor Reviews

OFCCP Issues New Directive on Focused Contractor Reviews

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) has issued Directive (DIR) 2018–04 to provide guidance for federal contractors on enforcement and compliance practices regarding upcoming focused contractor reviews for the 2019 fiscal year. OFCCP is in the process of implementing an initiative to conduct focused reviews on select groups affected by Executive Order 11246…

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New Jersey Issues New Equal Pay Forms and Instructions

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The state of New Jersey has issued two new pay equity reporting forms to be filed by any employer, regardless of location, that enters into a contract with a public body to provide qualifying services or public work. The Annual Equal Pay Report for Qualifying Services Other than Public Works Projects form applies to employers…

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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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Are You Sure Your Organization Provides Equal Pay?

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An unfortunate truth is that many employers are unaware of just how severe the divergence in pay can be between employees. Unequal pay is the silent killer of organizations because it eats away at employee morale. It makes some employees feel less valued because they are doing the same job as their peers, but are…

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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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The First OFCCP Complaint of 2017 Provides Little Insight

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Businesses continue to watch for signs of changes in how regulators under the Trump administration will enforce compliance. According to testimony before Congress in October by Commerce Secretary Wilber Ross, as reported by The Washington Times, the administration had removed 860 rules and regulations since taking office. More changes are expected. It was recently revealed…

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How Aggressive Will OFFCP be in 2018?

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The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) received a record $23 million in the past fiscal year to settle workplace discrimination charges, according to a Bloomberg Law analysis of publicly available government data. How aggressive the OFFCP will be in 2018 remains to be seen. The OFCCP in October filed its first complaint against…

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DOL, Google Data Dispute Highlights Increasing Information Demands

Expect More Government Requests for Data in the Future

A dispute between the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) and Google is an example of the demand for increase data that companies can expect to see from the government as technology continues to evolve. The DOL’s Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) in 2015 conducted a random compliance evaluation of Google’s diversity practices to…

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