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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Activision Blizzard Reaches $18 Million Settlement with EEOC

Activision Blizzard

High-profile entertainment company, Activision Blizzard reached an $18 million settlement with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) last week. The case involved various charges of gender discrimination and it’s the EEOC’s second-largest sexual harassment agreement ever. As part of the resolution, employees who worked at the company between September 1, 2016, and the present day…

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EEOC’s FY 2021 Activity and the Future of Pay Equity Enforcement

EEOC

The 2022 fiscal year is shaping up to be busy for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The agency experienced a boost in activity at the end of 2021 according to its Agency Financial Report, indicating the enforcement lull it experienced in 2020 is over. A message from EEOC Chair Charlotte Burrows affirms the…

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EEOC Helps Bolster U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay Lawsuit

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Equal Pay Lawsuit

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) forges ahead in an ongoing equal pay lawsuit against its employer. Most recently the organization received support from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal agencies. As the case garners outside support, it continues to put a national spotlight on the nuances around pay equity. Read…

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Rhode Island’s New Pay Equity Law at a Glance

Pay Equity

Rhode Island is joining the wave of pay equity legislation growing across the country with the passage of its Senate Bill S0270. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the law aims to ensure fairness in compensation for all employees and offers recourse for workers who have experienced wage discrimination from their employers. Below we have outlined what…

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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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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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Looking Back at Senator Harris’s Equal Pay Plan

Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work

2 minute read Last week, Democrats secured two Senate seats in Georgia, giving them a narrow edge in the Senate and thrusting Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris even further into the national spotlight. With the critical ability to serve as tie-breaker in the evenly split chamber, Harris will immediately occupy a position of power to shape…

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