U.S. Women’s Soccer Team Wins Fight for Pay Equity

Pay equity

Five years ago, several players of the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) sued the U.S. Soccer Federation for gender pay discrimination. Last week, they reached a $24 million settlement, paving the way for equal pay in women’s sports. Of the total payout, $22 million will be awarded to the players of USWNT, like star…

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OFCCP Ramps up Pay Equity Enforcement with Several Pay Discrimination Settlements

OFCCP Pay Discrimination Settlements

Pay equity enforcement is ramping up at the federal level, signaling to employers everywhere that the time to implement proactive diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) measures is now.  Case in point: The U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) recently reached a series of settlement agreements with five large organizations. As…

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Pay Transparency Requirements Proposed in the EU

Pay transparency

Like the United States and its Equal Pay Act of 1963, the European Union (EU) has had equal pay laws on the books for decades. As recently noted in a press release by the European Commission (one of the branches of the EU government): “The right to equal pay for the same work or work…

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Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga

Oracle’s equal pay saga illustrates how a proactive pay equity strategy is better than adopting a reactive approach—to the tune of millions of dollars, as well as bad publicity. Earlier this year, we discussed how Oracle was in the crosshairs of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”), the federal agency housed within the…

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EEOC Releases 2019 Enforcement Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released their filing data for the 2019 fiscal year. A total of over 72,000 charges of workplace discrimination were filed with the agency with over 53% made up of retaliation cases. Discrimination cases based on sex, disability, and race also were high on the list of filed charges.…

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