Riot Games Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit at $100 Million

Entertainment company Riot Games recently settled a multi-year-long gender discrimination class-action lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). After all is said and done, the software company will pay $100 million to settle the claims of gender discrimination, including unequal pay and sexual harassment, among other misconduct. Some $80 million will…

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California DFEH Issues SB 973 Non-Compliance Notice

The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is now issuing non-compliance notices to employers it believes failed to comply with the State’s pay data reporting law for the 2020 tax year. DFEH agents say some 35,000 notices will go out to employers over the next several weeks. California’s pay data reporting law, known…

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California Pay Data Reporting Most Commonly Asked Questions

On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law. SB 973 authorizes California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to enforce the annual reporting of pay and hours worked data for employers with California employees. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions regarding California’s new…

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Professional Employer Organizations and CA Pay Data Reporting

3 minute read The deadline for submitting California pay data reports under SB 973 is rapidly approaching. By March 31, 2021, certain employers with California-based employees (including remote workers that report to California locations) must submit comprehensive pay data reports to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). These reports encompass information such as…

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Pay Data Reporting Goes into Effect January 2021

3 minute read Following the signing of California Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law on September 30, 2020, mandatory CA pay data reporting will take effect on January 1, 2021. The new requirements under SB 973  (California’s Pay Data Reporting) are positioned to have far-reaching implications for pay equity and pay data reporting both in…

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A Pay Data Reporting Checklist for California Employers

2 minute read  SB 973 requires private employers (with a workforce of 100 or more employees) to submit pay data reporting to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH).  In accordance with SB 973 (California Pay Data Reporting), employers will have to file a pay data report by March 31, 2021, and by March…

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SPECIAL REPORT: Governor Gavin Newsom Signs Senate Bill 973 into Law

3 minute read On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law. The new bill is positioned to have far-reaching implications for pay equity and pay data reporting both in California and beyond. With last year’s announcement by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) that it will…

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