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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We Could See a Mississippi Equal Pay Act This Year

Mississippi Equal Pay

Two bills promoting equal pay for equal work are currently working their way through the Mississippi legislature.  The first, introduced by the state’s House of Representatives, HB 770, passed in its respective governing body in January. The most recent, SB 2451, proposed by the state’s Senate passed earlier this month. Both bills prohibit employers from…

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4 Ways to Incorporate Pay Equity into Your Organization

Pay equity

Good employers know the importance of offering their workers a strong compensation package. But implementing an ongoing system to ensure all employees are fairly compensated can require holistic changes across an entire organization, leaving some employers unsure of where to start. Equal pay initiatives are well worth the effort. Companies that demonstrate a commitment to…

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Illinois SB 1480 Equal Pay Law Takes Effect Next Month

Illinois SB 1480

First signed into law March 23, 2021, Illinois SB 1480 and the amended SB 1487 create sweeping new pay equity requirements for employees of the prairie state.  SB 1480 amends several laws already in place, including the state’s Equal Pay Act, the Illinois Business Corporation Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. Importantly, Illinois SB…

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California DFEH Issues SB 973 Non-Compliance Notice

DFEH

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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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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Ireland Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 Signed into Law

Gender Pay Gap

In an effort to address the pay disparity between men and women, the President of Ireland signed the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021 into law on Jul. 13, 2021. The Gender Pay Gap Information Bill amends the Employment Equality Act 1998 and requires gender pay gap reporting from certain Irish employers. The Act’s goal…

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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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What You Need to Know About the Oregon Equal Pay Act

Oregon Equal Pay Act

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. In this post, we are looking at Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017. First introduced in June 2017, the Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA) takes an aggressive stance on pay equity. The law expands the definition of “protected class” under…

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Connecticut HB 6380 Requires Salary Range Disclosure

salary range

Effective October 1, 2021, Connecticut employers will have new significant pay equity obligations. Signed into law on June 7, 2021, House Bill No. 6380 (An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position) applies to all organizations within the Constitution State that have at least one employee. Although HB 6380 amends Connecticut…

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