Pay Equity Implications of FLSA Worker Classification Rule Reversal

FLSA

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 The final rule, Independent Contractor Status Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, was effectively withdrawn on May 5, before ever taking effect.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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DOE Says Title IX Protects Against LGBTQ+ Discrimination

Title IX

A new document from the U.S. Department of Education (DOE), Office for Civil Rights, brings big changes for educational organizations concerning sexual orientation, gender identity, and Title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972.  The Notice of Interpretation signaled a new DOE interpretation of Title IX’s declaration that no educational program (public or private) receiving…

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Leveraging Technology As Part of Overall Approach to DEIB

Leveraging Technology

Employers are becoming aware that it’s increasingly important to make strides with regard to their Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging (DEIB) efforts. Choosing the right technology provider is key. According to a recent study from Redthread Research, companies that are “serious about implementing systemic change and seeking to achieve a lasting impact should look to…

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The Final ERISA ESG Investment Rule is Not So Final

ESG Investment Rule

What appeared to be the final ESG investing rule issued by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) on October 30, 2020, is now in flux. The final ESG investing rule, which applies to a 401(k) or 401(b) type plan, had required ERISA plan fiduciaries to base investment decisions on financial factors alone, prohibiting fiduciaries from…

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How to Leverage Your Workforce Data to Meet DEI Goals

Data

Data is key to uncovering and resolving workplace issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). A recent Harvard Business Review article dives into how organizations can leverage their data to increase equality in the workplace. The article focuses on a white paper officially titled Goals and Targets for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and identifies four…

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Governments, Investors, & Litigators Are Focusing More on ESG

Focusing More on ESG

Companies need to know that governments, investors, and litigators are making environmental, social, and governance (ESG) criteria a priority. As a result, it won’t be enough for companies to simply claim they’re ESG-friendly; they’ll have to have mechanisms in place to prove it, or potentially face serious consequences. Governments First, let’s look at government efforts.…

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New KPIs Promise Consistency in Gender & Diversity Analytics

Diversity - Trusaic

As businesses around the globe continue to come online to the import of analytics around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A), a consistent challenge is the lack of uniformity in approaches to measuring success in this area. As Trusaic observed earlier this month concerning quantifying demographic changes within a specific workforce:  “There is also a…

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The Impacts of Working from Home on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Remote Work Equality and Inclusion - Trusaic

As the pandemic rages on, many companies have implemented working from home orders extending into 2021. The situation has been difficult for employees, and has had disproportionate effects on employees of color. In March, when stay at home orders were widely implemented across the United States, workers of color faced a unique challenge, particularly with…

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Could a Company’s Lack of Inclusion Be Costing Them Candidates?

In today’s ever-changing societal and professional landscape, job opportunities have undergone a considerable shift. However, despite a seemingly thinning job market, most candidates are in search of an environment where inclusivity and diversity are noticeably present. If these factors are absent, companies may be missing out on a high-quality workforce. In late June, management consulting…

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