Wage Transparency Act Passes in District of Columbia

Wage Transparency Act

Pay transparency is coming to the District of Columbia (DC). Bill 25-194, or the Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023 will require employers to include salary information in job listings.  DC’s Wage Transparency Act aims to address one of the worst pay gaps for women of color in the US. Subject to approval by…

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Equal Pay Named in EEOC Targeted Priorities

Equal Pay

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has taken another step toward achieving its goal of equal pay and eliminating discrimination.  EEOC objectives for fiscal years 2024 through 2028 are highlighted in its Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP), released on September 21. And its message is uncompromising.  EEOC priorities The Commission’s clear focus is on combatting employment…

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EEOC and WHD Alliance Impacts Every Employer

EEOC and WHD Alliance

The EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunities Commission) and Department of Labor WHD (Wage and Hour Division) have agreed on a partnership to enforce “workplace justice issues”. Effective September 13, the EEOC and WHD alliance involves greater collaboration on employment-related matters and regulatory enforcement.  Coordination between the two agencies will increase through information sharing, joint investigations, training,…

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Title VII Claims: How the Fifth Circuit Decision & EEOC AI Case Impact Employers

Title VII Claims

A Fifth Circuit decision in the Federal Court of Appeals has sent shockwaves through employers in Louisiana, Texas, and Mississippi. The “historically conservative and employer-friendly” circuit ruled in favor of the plaintiff in a Title VII claims case, Hamilton v. Dallas County.  Three decades of legal precedent have been overturned, making it easier for employees…

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EEO-1 Component 2: Prepare for Pay Data Reporting

EEO-1 Component 2

Speculation over the return of EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting has been rife for some time.  To be precise, since Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Keith Sonderling warned, “Watch out, it is coming”. This time, speculation cannot be dismissed, as Bloomberg Law reports the EEOC is “widely expected” to reinstate EEO-1 Component 2. …

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US Pay Equity Regulations and the EU Pay Transparency Directive

pay equity regulations

Complying with pay equity regulations is a constant challenge for employers operating in multiple jurisdictions. In this article we explore the parallels between the EU Pay Transparency Directive, and the diverse state-level regulations and federal laws in the US.  US compliance: challenges facing employers  As they endeavor to ensure workplace fairness and equal compensation, American…

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AI in HR: Can You Trust Your Pay Equity Software Provider?

Pay Equity Software

EEOC Title VII guidance released last month highlighted the need for employers to partner with a trusted pay equity software provider.  The technical assistance document outlined the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to automated systems. It aims to prevent discrimination caused by AI to job applicants and employees, including…

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EEOC Title VII: What It Means for AI & Pay Equity Compliance


Employers that use AI and automated systems such as pay equity software to streamline workplace processes have received a stark reminder about potential employment discrimination violations.  On May 18th, the EEOC released a technical assistance document outlining the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to automated systems incorporating artificial intelligence…

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New EEOC SEP Doubles Down on Employment Discrimination


The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released its newest Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) draft. What does this mean for employers?  For some, it will mean changing recruitment and payroll practices to adhere to new EEOC and SEP policies. Will your organization be ready? There’s a lot to know as you prepare for increased scrutiny…

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