Pay Transparency Requirements Proposed in the EU

Pay transparency

Like the United States and its Equal Pay Act of 1963, the European Union (EU) has had equal pay laws on the books for decades. As recently noted in a press release by the European Commission (one of the branches of the EU government): “The right to equal pay for the same work or work…

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Colorado POWR Act Proposes Broad Anti-Discrimination Changes

Colorado POWR Act

Colorado legislators have again signaled that 2021 is a banner year for policy approaches to issues such as diversity, pay equity, and inclusion (DEI). Employers within the state now face a deluge of new obligations which, if mishandled, could result in steep penalties. In an earlier post, Trusaic highlighted the Equal Pay for Equal Work…

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Pay Equity, DEI, and ESG Converge in New Gender Inequality Study

Pay equity

A new study of gender inequality demonstrates how 1) pay equity, 2) diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), and 3) economic, social, and governance (ESG) policies are interconnected. The study’s results highlight the need for organizations to consider all three policy dimensions when making strategic decisions about their workforces. On March 1, 2021, Fox & Partners,…

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Canada Pay Equity Act Anticipated to Take Effect This Year

Canada Pay Equity

3 minute read In a landmark effort to ensure that pay equity is both achieved and maintained, the Canadian parliament passed the Pay Equity Act in December of 2018. The Pay Equity Act will create new proactive pay obligations on employers in the public and private sectors. Since 2018, covered organizations have waited for the…

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HR.com Report Finds Employers Have Room to Improve on DEI Initiatives

DEI Initiatives

3 minute read HR.com recently issued a report on a survey they ran regarding employers’ outlook towards Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiatives for 2021. The report, The Future of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion 2021, includes survey data collected between December 2020 and January 2021 from 374 HR professionals across the world, with the majority…

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How to Prepare for the ESG Reckoning: Three Essential Steps

ESG Reckoning

When two founding members of Bain Capital’s impact investing fund sound the alarm that An ESG Reckoning Is Coming, employers should take note.  Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis cover a lot of ground in their new article for the Harvard Business review, from Nikola’s disastrously fake zero-emission semi-truck commercial to Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s…

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Illinois Equal Pay Act To Require Employer Pay Data Reporting

Illinois Equal Pay Act

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.  There are three critical parts to SB 1480: 1) the “Equal Pay Registration Certificate”; 2) public-facing employee demographic data reports, and 3) a…

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Conduct a Pay Equity Analysis This Equal Pay Day

Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is not a holiday but rather a time for somber reflection and strategic planning. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.” It began…

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