Remembering Rosa Parks This Black History Month

Black History Month

February is Black History Month and this year we’re starting the celebration by paying our respects to Rosa Parks. In light of Mrs. Parks’ birthday tomorrow, February 4, 2022, we will be reflecting on what she accomplished for African American civil rights. Her most well-known contribution dates back to 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama. After a…

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Gender Pay Inequity Starts at Beginning of Career

gender pay inequity

The wage gap between men and women begins at the start of an individual’s career, according to new data from the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). NACE’s First Destinations Survey for the Class of 2020 shows a stark difference between men’s and women’s starting salaries right out of college, debunking the myth that…

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Public Companies Respond to SEC Human Capital Disclosure Requirement

SEC Human Capital Disclosure

A recent survey conducted by Gibson Dunn shows how 451 public companies responded to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) adopted amendments on human capital reporting and disclosures.  Effective November 9, 2020, the amendments added human capital resources as a disclosure 101(c). The SEC requires disclosures to include “the number of persons employed by…

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A Glimpse Inside Tesla’s $137 Million Discrimination Lawsuit

Tesla Discrimination Lawsuit

Earlier this month, Tesla lost a discrimination lawsuit filed by a former employee to the tune of $137 million. The case includes a hostile work environment and racial harassment lawsuit brought under the Civil Rights Act of 1866, according to an article in The Washington Post. “Tesla’s progressive image was a facade papering over its…

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Achieve Pay Equity On a Global Scale

Pay equity

Pay equity laws are surfacing all over the world. It’s happening so fast that it’s honestly difficult to keep track of, that is, until now. Trusaic created the Pay Equity Definitive Guide to help employers around the world manage emerging pay equity requirements. Included in this over 60-page resource are specific employer pay equity requirements.…

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What Employers Can Learn from Denny’s DEI Journey

Denny’s DEI

Denny’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) journey has been decades in the making. While the restaurant chain champions DEI efforts in the corporate world today, that wasn’t always the case. A 1994 discrimination lawsuit prompted Denny’s to take stock of its practices, leading it to make fundamental changes that continue to evolve with time. We…

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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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Nasdaq Obtains SEC Approval for New Board Diversity Rule

Board Diversity Rule

Last month, Nasdaq obtained approval from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to require a new board diversity rule for public companies listed on its stock exchange. According to a fact sheet issued by Nasdaq, the rule is intended to “encourage a minimum board diversity objective for companies and provide stakeholders with consistent, comparable…

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DEI Discrimination Claim Highlights Need for Employer Diligence

DEI Related Discrimination

In recent years, the topic of workplace diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) has rightfully become pervasive in domestic and international dialogue. However, employers should heed the dangers of adopting “overly aggressive” DEI policies within their organizations. A recent discrimination claim involving global advertising agency Wunderman Thompson is a case in point. The agency found itself…

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