Equal Pay Protection & Brexit: What’s Next for the UK?

As EU member states prepare for the EU Pay Transparency Directive, the UK has dispensed with hundreds of EU-derived laws under its Schedule of Retained Law. What does that mean for equal pay protection and UK gender equality?  Below, we explore the impact of Brexit and equal pay, and consider whether the UK will experience…

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Birmingham City Council Faces Bankruptcy in Equal Pay Dispute

The UK’s Birmingham City Council issued two 114 notices in September, effectively declaring itself bankrupt. It now faces a staggering £760 million equal pay bill ($928 million).  Council correspondence suggests the final figure could amount to £1.15 billion ($1.4 billion). And the claim is growing by an estimated £5 million to £14 million ($6-17 million)…

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Hawaii Amended Equal Pay Act: Ensuring Fair Compensation

Hawaii is the latest state to take steps to eliminate pay discrimination with an amendment to its Equal Pay Act. Hawaii SB1057 was signed into law by Governor Josh Green on July 3, 2023.  As well as requiring employers to disclose salary information in job listings, the bill expands legislation for protected classes, and amends…

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Korty v Indiana: The Impact on Pay Equity & Reverse Discrimination

The recent pay discrimination case of Korty v Indiana University Health offers an alternative perspective on pay equity and highlights why employers must ensure salary ranges are set without regard to sex or gender.   In this article, we highlight some key points from the court ruling, the potential for reverse discrimination in determining pay, and…

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EEOC Title VII: What It Means for AI & Pay Equity Compliance

Employers that use AI and automated systems such as pay equity software to streamline workplace processes have received a stark reminder about potential employment discrimination violations.  On May 18th, the EEOC released a technical assistance document outlining the application of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to automated systems incorporating artificial intelligence…

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Introducing The Salary Range Finder®

With the launch of our Salary Range Finder product, organizations can use the tool to prevent pay inequities from entering their workforce. The data-driven tool is simple in concept. Employers use the Salary Range Finder when extending a job offer to a prospect to ensure that the compensation package is fair and competitive. The Estimator…

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Hewlett Packard Enterprise Reaches $8.5 Million Pay Gap Settlement

Computer information technology company, Hewlett Packard Enterprise reached a settlement regarding allegations of pay discrimination late last week. 1,735 female employees who worked at the company’s California offices from 2015 onward will be awarded compensation ranging from $500 to $17,000 each. The amount itself will come down to each individual’s tenure with the company and…

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Pay Data Reporting Key To Ending Pay Discrimination

For the 2017 and 2018 reporting years, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) expanded EEO-1 reporting for employers by introducing the collection of employee pay data. Known as EEO-1 Component 2, the EEOC’s short-lived pay data reporting requirements demonstrated significant value in identifying and resolving pay discrimination in the workplace. This was recently confirmed in…

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California Firm Esri Reaches $2.3 Million Pay Discrimination Settlement

Despite continuous legislative and social efforts aimed at closing the gender pay gap, pay discrimination persists. The latest organization to learn the value of a pay equity audit the hard way is Esri. The technology company based out of California reached a settlement with the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)…

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