Why and How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Audit

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Why should achieving pay equity be such a high priority for employers? It’s an important question that has a multitude of answers. As Josh Bersin says, “if you want to win the war for talent, fair pay may be one of your biggest techniques.” In addition to helping organizations compete for top talent, paying employees…

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Introducing The Equal Pay Estimator

Equal Pay Estimator

We are pleased to announce the launch of our Equal Pay Estimator product. Today, organizations can begin using the tool to prevent pay inequities from entering their workforce. The data-driven tool is simple in concept. Employers use the Equal Pay Estimator when extending a job offer to a prospect to ensure that the compensation package…

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McDonald’s Achieves Pay Equity for Women and Underrepresented Groups

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McDonald’s has reached a significant milestone in its diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey. The fast-food giant announced last month that it effectively achieved pay equity for women and other historically underrepresented groups across its workforce of 180,000 U.S. employees. Employees belonging to underrepresented groups are now paid the same as their white counterparts for…

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EEOC Helps Bolster U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Equal Pay Lawsuit

U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Equal Pay Lawsuit

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) forges ahead in an ongoing equal pay lawsuit against its employer. Most recently the organization received support from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and other federal agencies. As the case garners outside support, it continues to put a national spotlight on the nuances around pay equity. Read…

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New Nevada Pay Equity Law Takes Effect

Nevada Pay Equity

Nevada has joined a host of other states in promoting equal pay with the passage of Senate Bill 293. Effective October 1, the law primarily aims to minimize gender and race/ethnicity pay gaps with a salary history ban. Inquiring into a prospective employee’s wage history information can perpetuate inequities for some job applicants, such as women…

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How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination

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As the historian, Howard Zinn said, “you can’t be neutral on a moving train.” The waves of community outreach, protests, and activism following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and too many others present employers with an opportunity to implement or reinforce antiracist policies at work. One critical step in accomplishing this…

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Equal Pay for Team USA Act of 2021 Gains Traction

Equal Pay for Team USA

Gender-based pay inequities have long pervaded American sports, but a growing number of lawmakers and athletes are advocating for a solution: “equal pay for equal play.” This principle is embodied in the “Equal Pay for Team USA Act of 2021,” a bipartisan piece of legislation reintroduced to the Senate on Jul. 13, 2021. Originally brought…

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Pay Equity Implications of FLSA Worker Classification Rule Reversal

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Earlier this year the Department of Labor (DOL) moved forward with its proposal to reverse a Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) worker classification rule. The final rule, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, was effectively withdrawn on May 5, before ever taking effect. In the Department’s explanation, it said “the Independent Contractor…

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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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