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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Conduct a Pay Equity Analysis This Equal Pay Day

Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is not a holiday but rather a time for somber reflection and strategic planning. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.” It began…

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Banning Salary History: One Step Toward Establishing Pay Equity

Anyone who has ever completed a job application remembers the dreaded portion requesting salary history. It was a trap, really, as potential employers were able to contact the former jobs of their applicants and request that history themselves. So even if you desired more money, it was nearly impossible to request that without contractual pushback.…

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EEOC Sees Increase in Gender Pay Discrimination Cases

EEOC Sees Increase in Gender Pay Discrimination Cases

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released detailed statistics for the more than 76,000 charges of workplace discrimination the agency received in fiscal year 2018, which ended on September 30, 2018. The EEOC reported in a press release that it resolved 90,558 charges of discrimination and secured $505 million for discrimination victims working…

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EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

EEOC Promotes Equal Pay Enforcement Activities

For Equal Pay Day this year, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued an update on its enforcement activity, highlighting on the penalty assessments for the 2018 FY. In particular, the EEOC stated that for the 2018 FY, the agency collected nearly $15 million from cases involving equal pay violations: $10.5 million for resolving administrative…

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It’s Time for Equal Pay in America

It’s Time for Equal Pay in America

If you see red today, it’s not by accident. Women across the country are being encouraged to wear red today, Equal Pay Day, as a reminder of the significant gender wage gap that exists in America. The National Committee on Pay Equity, a coalition that has been working to eliminate sex-and race-based wage discrimination and…

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