Ireland Pay Gap Reporting Regulations Released

Ireland Pay Gap

Last year, Irish lawmakers passed the Gender Pay Gap Information Act 2021. The Act aims to close the pay gap between men and women by requiring employers to publish information about gender wage gaps within their organizations. Nearly a year later, the Irish government released the regulations outlining gender pay gap reporting obligations for employers.…

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EEOC Gears up for the Return of EEO-1 Component 2 Pay Data Reporting


“Watch out, it is coming.” That’s what Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioner Keith Sonderling recently told attendees at a DirectEmployers Annual Meeting in regards to EEO-1 Component 2 data reporting. Sonderling’s statement confirms what has been brewing for some time now: The return of Component 2 in the annual EEO-1 survey is inevitable, and…

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California SB 1162 Continues Through State Legislature

SB 1162

California’s SB 1162 is rapidly making its way through the various state legislative bodies with the most recent being the Assembly Labor and Employment Committee. It passed in a 4-2 party-line vote. During the hearing, Senator Monique Limon presented SB 1162 to a host of new audiences. The bill received backing support from The California…

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Key Findings From California Pay Data Reporting Collection

California Pay Data Reporting

In an ongoing effort to combat employment discrimination and promote pay transparency, the state of California passed SB 973 in 2020.  This law requires California private companies with 100 or more employees to annually report pay and hours-worked information by establishment, job category, sex, race, and ethnicity to the California Department of Fair Employment and…

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Revving up DEI in The Automotive Industry: What Leaders are Doing

Automotive Industry, DEI

The last several years have seen increasing efforts toward driving diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) change in the workplace.  No matter the industry, organizations have made it a priority, and for good reason. Employers that weave DEI initiatives into their overall mission and goals experience a host of benefits, including increased productivity, employee retention, stronger…

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California SB 1162 Advances Through Senate Committee

California SB 1162

Earlier this week the Senate Committee voted and passed California’s pay transparency and median reporting bill, SB 1162, paving the way for what would become the most aggressive pay equity law in the U.S. California Senator Monique Limón accepted a host of committee amendments, and the revised SB 1162 is expected in the near term.…

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Ireland Gender Pay Gap Information Act Takes Effect This Year

Ireland Gender Pay Gap Information Act

In celebration of International Women’s Day earlier this month, Ireland’s Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration, and Youth, Roderic O’gorman announced details relating to the country’s Gender Pay Gap Information Act of 2021. The announcement signals the Act will take effect this year and imposes gender pay gap reporting obligations on affected employers.  What are…

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California’s New SB 1162 Promotes Total Pay Transparency

pay transparency

California is again at the forefront of national efforts to close the wage gap with the introduction of SB 1162. First introduced by California Senator Monique Limón in February 2022, the bill would become one of the most aggressive pay equity laws in the nation if passed. “Pay transparency is key to achieving pay equity,”…

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Applying for the Illinois Equal Pay Registration Certificate

Equal Pay Registration Certificate

In March 2021, the state of Illinois amended its SB 1480 Equal Pay Law to clarify new equal pay requirements for Illinois employers. The amendments apply to several existing laws, including the Illinois Equal Pay Act, the Illinois Business Corporation Act, and the Illinois Human Rights Act. A defining feature of Illinois SB 1480 is…

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Riot Games Settles Gender Discrimination Lawsuit at $100 Million

Riot games

Entertainment company Riot Games recently settled a multi-year-long gender discrimination class-action lawsuit with the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). After all is said and done, the software company will pay $100 million to settle the claims of gender discrimination, including unequal pay and sexual harassment, among other misconduct. Some $80 million will…

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