Designing a Successful Pay Equity Program Pt. 2: Assessing Data Quality

Pay Equity

Conducting a thorough pay equity audit is an important step in addressing compensation inequality among employees. It is an essential component of any diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) program and, when done correctly, can increase employee satisfaction, enable an organization to proactively mitigate inequity, and reduce legal liability.  However, one of the most complex issues…

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UberBLACK Drivers to be Classified as Employees

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reversed its decision regarding the classification of UberBLACK drivers and thus the Uber saga continues. The original case dates back to 2016 and was filed by a group of drivers in Philadelphia driving for Uber’s high-end UberBLACK service. The drivers claim Uber violated the FLSA…

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EEO-1 Pay Data Reporting Deadline Confirmed [UPDATE]

EEO-1 snapshots for pay data reporting for the 2017 and 2018 tax years will need to be submitted by September 30, 2019. The deadline was set in an order by a Washington D.C federal judge in April, with the pay reporting data periods confirmed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week. The…

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Optimal Investment in Data Error Assessment

My last post discussed some of the ways that data errors weaken the reliability of conclusions drawn from those noisy data. Even measures of the uncertainty in conclusions (such as statistical confidence intervals) can be inaccurate. This raises the question as to how one assesses data for such errors, and at what cost? The Data…

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Data Quality is Critical to Addressing Pay Equity Issues. Just Ask Uber.

A recent report by the National Bureau of Economic Research into pay differences between men and women Uber drivers demonstrated how having the right type and amount of data can lead to helpful research findings. National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) is a private, non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to conducting economic research and to disseminating…

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