Equal Pay Protection & Brexit: What’s Next for the UK?

As EU member states prepare for the EU Pay Transparency Directive, the UK has dispensed with hundreds of EU-derived laws under its Schedule of Retained Law. What does that mean for equal pay protection and UK gender equality?  Below, we explore the impact of Brexit and equal pay, and consider whether the UK will experience…

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Contract Worker Rights: New Jersey & Illinois Break the Mold

Groundbreaking employment legislation for contract worker rights in New Jersey (NJ) is now law. NJ is the first US state to mandate equal pay for temporary workers, followed closely by Illinois.  Effective August 5, the Temporary Workers’ Bill of Rights carries significant legal implications for temporary staffing agencies and their clients.  Legal implications for employers…

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EEO-1 Component 2: Prepare for Pay Data Reporting

Speculation over the return of EEO-1 Component 2 pay data reporting has been rife for some time.  To be precise, since Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Keith Sonderling warned, “Watch out, it is coming”. This time, speculation cannot be dismissed, as Bloomberg Law reports the EEOC is “widely expected” to reinstate EEO-1 Component 2. …

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ESG Developments: The Impact of CSRD on Pay Equity

On January 5, 2023, the EU’s Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) came into force, replacing the EU’s 2014 Non-Financial Reporting Directive (NFRD). In this article we explore the latest ESG developments and their impact on pay transparency. Closing the gender pay gap is a key component of the CSRD. Potential ESG impact on non-EU employers More than…

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Why the Next Equal Pay Case Matters to Every Employer

In May 2023, 2,000 employees of UK retailer Next plc, won the second stage of their equal pay claim. In the second stage of the Next equal pay case, an employment tribunal ruling agreed that the work of its predominantly female sales consultants was of equal value to warehouse jobs occupied by mainly male workers. …

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EEOC Title VII: What It Means for AI & Pay Equity Compliance

Employers that use AI and automated systems such as pay equity software to streamline workplace processes have received a stark reminder about potential employment discrimination violations.  On May 18th, the EEOC released a technical assistance document outlining the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to automated systems incorporating artificial intelligence…

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