Equal Pay for Equal Play: Will Female Athletes Achieve Pay Equity?

Over time, athletes have become real-life superheroes. Whether it’s through their perceived superhuman strength and performance in their respective sports, or through their growing level of celebrity thanks to social media platforms, the visibility of athletes has far exceeded that coveted spot on a Wheaties box. And they’ve been compensated generously for that – or…

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Despite COVID-19, Pay Equity Continues to be a Priority

Undeniably, it is a very sensitive time for employers across the U.S. dealing with the economic implications ofCOVID-19.However, a recent order from the Central District Court of California serves as a reminder that employers should continue to focus their efforts on pay equity compliance. In May of 2019, Yunghui Chen, a former auditor for the…

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Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Riot Games Reacts to Gender Discrimination Litigation

Software company Riot Games is facing a class-action lawsuit for sexual harassment and gender discrimination. The company has responded with an amended list of core values and a transparent roadmap for improving the culture in the workplace. The class action lawsuit was filed by one current and one former employee of Riot Games in early…

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Oregon State is Subject to its Own Equal Pay Law

Oregon State is Subject to its Own Equal Pay Law

As state lawmakers work to implement the state’s 2017 pay equity legislation before its January 2019 deadline, a lawsuit involving Cheyenne Ross and her employer, the State of Oregon, may be a harbinger of the challenges the state may face. Oregon has one of the more stringent equal pay requirements in the country, including measures…

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Uber Settlement Highlights How Pay Equity Issues Can Linger

Uber Settlement Highlights How Pay Equity Issues Can Linger

Uber is one of several tech titans to find itself on the wrong side of pay equity disputes with employees. Uber earlier this year agreed to a $10 million settlement to address a pay discrimination and sexual harassment lawsuit dating back to October 2017 involving two former and one current Latina engineer Uber employees. The…

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As Summer Approaches, So Do New State Pay Equity Regulations

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As summer 2018 approaches, so does a host of new pay equity laws in several states. Beginning June 7, Washington state will prohibit pay discrimination for employees who are “similarly employed.” The law specifically states that job titles are not enough to substantiate a wage gap between men and women. It’s about the type of…

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Expect More Pay Equity Changes in 2018 [Update]

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Washington State has become the latest state to sign into law legislation that bolsters pay equity requirements for employees starting in june. The new law prohibits pay discrimination based on gender between employees who are “similarly employed,” and prohibits retaliation for certain workplace discussions that ask employees to disclose their wages. The state added a…

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