Leaders and Laggards of NYC’s Pay Transparency Law

NYC Pay transparency

New York City’s highly anticipated pay transparency law took effect on November 1, 2022. The new law is intended to help reduce gender and racial pay discrimination. At a high level, it requires employers to share minimum and maximum salary or hourly wage for new positions, promotions, and transfers. So, how’s it going now that…

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Lawsuit Prompts LinkedIn To Sign California Equal Pay Pledge

LinkedIn

LinkedIn, the website dedicated to helping professionals network, has signed California’s Equal Pay Pledge, signifying a public and dedicated commitment to fostering equitable pay practices.  What is California’s Equal Pay Pledge? Initiated in 2019 by California’s Office of the First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the Equal Pay Pledge requires organizations to “conduct an annual company-wide…

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India Implements Pay Equity Policy for Female Cricket Players

India Pay Equity

In a historic move, the Board for Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) passed a pay equity policy for its contracted female cricket players. BCCI president Roger Binny said in a media advisory, “In our Apex Council meeting today, we have made a marquee decision on pay equity for our women cricketers. Our women players…

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The State of The Pay Gap in 2022

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It’s true that 2022 has been a banner year for change in the workplace. With so many states enacting new laws requiring organizations to prove they harbor fair pay practices, it’s clear that we’re on the path to finally closing the pay gap.  Despite the utmost progress though, the World Economic Forum still predicts that…

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Reaches $8.5 Million Pay Gap Settlement

Hewlett Packard

Computer information technology company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise reached a settlement regarding allegations of pay discrimination late last week. 1,735 female employees who worked at the company’s California offices from 2015 onward will be awarded compensation ranging from $500 to $17,000 each. The amount itself will come down to each individual’s tenure with the company and…

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Addressing Wage Compression to Attract and Retain Talent

Wage compression

Pay transparency continues to be a focal point this year. With 10 states having implemented salary range requirements for job listings, it’s paramount that employers manage pay policies and practices that promote fair pay in the workplace.  As organizations incorporate these pay transparency policies, however, they must be mindful of wage compression.  Wage compression, also…

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Diversify Your Workforce and Increase Your Bottom Line with WOTC

WOTC

As organizations continue to look for ways to diversify their workforce, they should take note of an excellent cost-saving service known as the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC). What is WOTC? The WOTC program is simple. The government-sponsored program incentivizes companies to employ historically hard-to-hire workers. These individuals typically face barriers in finding work and…

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Pay Data Reporting Key To Ending Pay Discrimination

Pay data reporting

For the 2017 and 2018 reporting years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expanded EEO-1 reporting for employers by introducing the collection of employee pay data. Known as EEO-1 Component 2, the EEOC’s short-lived pay data reporting requirements demonstrated significant value in identifying and resolving pay discrimination in the workplace. This was recently confirmed in…

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PayParity Pay Equity Case Study: Mother Jones

Pay equity

Organizations are continuously making pay equity a top priority this year. It is, after all, the number one benefit employees look for in current and prospective employers. Whether their reasons for focusing on pay equity are for compliance reasons or for generating confidence in investors, companies that actively approach pay equity proactively see greater success…

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California SB 1162 One Signature Away From Becoming Law

SB 1162

Earlier this week California SB 1162 passed the state Senate and Assembly floor, clearing all California state legislative hurdles. The bill now advances to Governor Gavin Newsom who has until September 30, to sign it into law. Following the success in the final rounds of California’s state legislature, Senator Monique Limón, who first introduced SB…

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