Three Essential Pay Equity Practices, According to Iceland

Iceland Equal Pay

3 minute read In the U.S., comprehensive pay equity legislation is long overdue. This congressional inaction  means that U.S.-based companies must look overseas to gauge how foreign markets and governments are responding to the growing international movement for gender equality in the workplace. According to a new article in the Harvard Business Review, Iceland has…

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Doing Business in Washington Requires Pay Equity

Washington Requires Pay Equity

3 minute read  The great state of Washington boasts some of the world’s most influential businesses, from Microsoft, Starbucks, Amazon, and Costco to Zillow, T-Mobile, and Nordstrom. These firms are global in reach, and yet, along with all other employers (public and private) in the state, they are subject to the Equal Pay & Opportunities…

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New Jersey State Agency Encourages Pay Equity Audits

Last month, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights released its guidance on enforcement of the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Allen Act”). The Allen Act represents a high watermark for state equal pay legislation. It contains numerous provisions designed to promote pay equity, including expanded remedies for victims of pay discrimination, limiting…

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Megan Rapinoe WorldatWork Pay Equity Symposium

Megan Rapinoe, a high-profile United States Women’s Soccer player, co-captain, 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup Champion, 2x Gold medalist, Golden Boot winner, and Golden Ball winner, now takes on the topic of pay equity in the political activist space. Last month, Rapinoe flew across the country to Philadelphia to speak at the WorldatWork Pay Equity…

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County Level Pay Equity Law Effective in Maryland

Montgomery County, Maryland’s Equal Pay Act went into effect August 2019 and follows a greater trend taking shape in the United States. The County Pay Equity Act currently applies to county employers and employees and prohibits County employers from requesting salary history from new applicants applying for County jobs. The Act also prohibits the County…

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Ireland to Require Employers to Publish Gender Pay Gap Information

Ireland to Require Employers to Publish Gender Pay Gap Information

Members of the Irish government have submitted legislation to the national parliament to amend the Employment Equality Act 1998 to provide greater transparency into the country’s gender wage gap. Similar to current regulation in the UK, the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2019 will require employers with 250 employees or more to comply with the…

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