OFCCP Confirms It Will Leverage EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data

OFCCP

The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently announced that effective immediately, it would be using EEO-1 Component 2 pay data for enforcement. This is a complete departure from the agency’s previous statements. In the official notice, the OFCCP states that its original decision to not leverage the Component 2 Pay Data “was premature…

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Illinois SB 1480 Pay Data Reporting Law Gets Amended

Illinois Equal Pay Act

The state government of Illinois recently enacted sweeping changes to its equal pay laws. Originally signed into law right before Equal Pay Day 2021, Illinois SB 1480 was amended by SB 1487 on June 25, 2021 to provide greater clarification on how Illinois employers must comply with the new equal pay obligations. There are three…

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New EEOC Chair Proclaims Pay Equity ‘Front and Center’

EEOC

Everywhere you turn, organizations, individual states, countries all over the world, and federal governments are proclaiming focus to achieve pay equity, diversity, and inclusion in the workplace. The latest to voice the sentiment is the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) Charlotte A. Burrows. Burrows was appointed by Biden in January 2021 and is the EEOC’s…

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Employers: EEO-1 Reporting Portal Scheduled to Open in April

EEO-1 Reporting Portal

There’s important news for employers concerned with advancing their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has announced that collections of 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Component 1 Data, postponed in 2020 due to the Covid-19 crisis, will begin in April 2021. Some background: As part of its efforts to…

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Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

Rethinking NDAs

When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it’s not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively prevents them from saying anything disparaging about the company after they leave. If the employees don’t agree, they don’t get the money. Similar tactics are often used in racial discrimination settlements. But that’s…

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California Pay Data Reporting Most Commonly Asked Questions

California Pay Data FAQs

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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An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

With the landscape around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A) continuing to evolve, employers need to be aware of what their responsibilities are for ensuring a safe, discrimination-free work environment for their staff. Before diving into the different nuances regarding the growing legislation driving employers to foster equitable work environments, it would be best to…

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DEI & Your Investments: Biden Takes Action on Day One

DEI & Your Investments

3 minute read On day one of the new Biden-Harris Administration, among a flurry of executive orders, President Biden ordered the review of a controversial Department of Labor rule heldover from the previous administration. The “Financial Factors in Selecting Plan Investments” rule (the ESG rule) repudiates a current investment trend known as ESG: environment, social,…

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DFEH Adds New Guidance for SB 973 Reporting Due on March 31

CA SB 973 Reporting.

3 minute read California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently released additional FAQs to assist employers in submitting pay data reporting under SB 973 to the DFEH. Under SB 973, beginning this year, private employers with at least 100 employees and required to file an annual Employer Information Report (EEO-1) are required to…

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2021 Pay Data Reporting & Enforcement of the CA Equal Pay Act

CA Equal Pay Act

4 minute read With new pay data reporting legislation underway––and the first annual reporting deadline in March 2021 fast approaching––it’s important to take a look at what SB 973 (California’s Pay Data Reporting) means for employers, not only in terms of reporting but enforcement.  According to the law, SB 973 authorizes the Department of Fair…

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