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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Hawaii Amended Equal Pay Act: Ensuring Fair Compensation

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Hawaii is the latest state to take steps to eliminate pay discrimination with an amendment to its Equal Pay Act. Hawaii SB1057 was signed into law by Governor Josh Green on July 3, 2023.  As well as requiring employers to disclose salary information in job listings, the bill expands legislation for protected classes, and amends…

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US Pay Equity Regulations and the EU Pay Transparency Directive

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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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Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Shifts to July 27 in 2023

Black Women’s Equal Pay Day

According to Equal Pay Today, Black Women’s Equal Pay Day is observed today, on July 27. The date shifts every year as a reflection of how far into the year Black women need to work to “catch up” to white men. In other words, this year Black women must work an extra seven months to…

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Understanding EEO-1 Reporting: Components 1 & 2

EEO-1 reporting

EEO-1 Reporting: What to Know About Components 1 and 2 The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announced that 2022 EEO-1 data collection will likely open in mid-July 2023, however, this date is tentative. To stay informed, you can find updates when they’re available at the official EEO-1 data collection website. Also on the line…

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The State of The Pay Gap in 2022

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It’s true that 2022 has been a banner year for change in the workplace. With so many states enacting new laws requiring organizations to prove they harbor fair pay practices, it’s clear that we’re on the path to finally closing the pay gap.  Despite the utmost progress though, the World Economic Forum still predicts that…

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Reaches $8.5 Million Pay Gap Settlement

Hewlett Packard

Computer information technology company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise reached a settlement regarding allegations of pay discrimination late last week. 1,735 female employees who worked at the company’s California offices from 2015 onward will be awarded compensation ranging from $500 to $17,000 each. The amount itself will come down to each individual’s tenure with the company and…

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No Extensions for California Pay Data Reporting Deadline

California pay data reporting

The time frame for submitting the annual pay data reporting snapshots to the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is fast approaching.  To make matters more urgent, DFEH staff recently made it known that there would not be any extensions issued this year. Affected employers will need to submit their SB 973pay data…

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