EEOC Gears up for the Return of EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Reporting


“Watch out, it is coming.” That’s what Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Keith Sonderling recently told attendees at a DirectEmployers Annual Meeting in regards to EEO-1 Component 2 data reporting. Sonderling’s statement confirms what has been brewing for some time now: The return of Component 2 in the annual EEO-1 survey is inevitable, and…

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Roe v. Wade Decision Signals Loss of Equality

Roe v. Wade

On Friday, June 24, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) overturned the landmark Roe v. Wade case, signifying a major loss of equality for our country. The 5-4 ruling to reverse Roe ended 50 years’ worth of constitutional protections for abortion rights in the U.S. Now, the ability to allow or ban abortion…

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California SB 1162 Continues Through State Legislature

SB 1162

California’s SB 1162 is rapidly making its way through the various state legislative bodies with the most recent being the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee. It passed in a 4-2 party-line vote. During the hearing, Senator Monique Limon presented SB 1162 to a host of new audiences. The bill received backing support from The California…

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4 Steps For Helping Your Organization Celebrate Juneteenth


Juneteenth, or June 19, first became a federal holiday last year. It was the first new federal holiday since Martin Luther King Jr. Day in 1983. The monumental event was one of many critical changes happening across the U.S. and around the world.  While this year’s Juneteenth fell on a Sunday, organizations can implement measures…

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Why and How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Audit

pay equity audit

Why should achieving pay equity be such a high priority for employers? It’s an important question that has a multitude of answers. As Josh Bersin says, “if you want to win the war for talent, fair pay may be one of your biggest techniques.” In addition to helping organizations compete for top talent, paying employees…

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USWNT Reaches Deal With U.S. Soccer to Ensure Equal Pay


The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) has reached an agreement with U.S. Soccer Federation regarding pay – ending the several-year-long battle to eliminate pay discrimination. As a result of several new collective bargaining agreements, USWNT has secured equal pay for equal work. Both teams have “identical economical terms,” among other key details.  Below are…

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EEOC Allows For Late 2021 EEO-1 Reporting Submissions

EEO-1 reporting

Despite the EEO-1 filing deadline for the 2021 tax year being earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is allowing for “late” submissions through June 21. Included in the EEO-1 frequently asked questions, the agency explains that if an organization does not meet the original deadline of May 17, 2022, it will enter…

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Key Findings From California Pay Data Reporting Collection

California Pay Data Reporting

In an ongoing effort to combat employment discrimination and promote pay transparency, the state of California passed SB 973 in 2020.  This law requires California private companies with 100 or more employees to annually report pay and hours-worked information by establishment, job category, sex, race, and ethnicity to the California Department of Fair Employment and…

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Takeaways From the 2021 UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting Results

UK gender pay gap

The United Kingdom’s gender pay gap reporting data for 2021 is in. And an analysis of the 2021 reporting year by Lewis Silkin suggests the efforts are paying off: the pay gap appears to be shrinking.  Below we outline trends in this analysis and why evolving pay transparency laws across the pond should matter to…

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LinkedIn Settlement Demonstrates Need For Accurate Pay Equity Audits

LinkedIn Settlement

As pay equity continues to heat up around the world, some organizations are learning the hard way why it’s important to conduct a pay equity audit with the support of experts.  Such is the case with LinkedIn, the professional networking website that ironically hosts much of the dialogue associated with pay equity, the great resignation,…

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