LinkedIn Settlement Demonstrates Need For Accurate Pay Equity Audits

LinkedIn Settlement

As pay equity continues to heat up around the world, some organizations are learning the hard way why it’s important to conduct a pay equity audit with the support of experts.  Such is the case with LinkedIn, the professional networking website that ironically hosts much of the dialogue associated with pay equity, the great resignation,…

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The Role of Accountability in Your Organization’s DEI Plan


All too often, well-intentioned organizations find themselves in a conundrum when it comes to implementing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) initiatives.  It’s a familiar scenario: Despite dutifully rolling out well-thought-out DEI policies and procedures, employers are left to wonder what gives when issues around representation and equity in their organizations persist. In many cases, it…

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2021 California SB 973 Deadline is This Week

SB 973 Deadline

This Friday, April 1, is the deadline to submit California SB 973 pay data reporting snapshots for the 2021 tax year. Will you make the deadline? Friday is the hard deadline too, as the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) recently made it clear that it would not be issuing any reporting extensions. …

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Pay Gaps and Pay Disparities, What’s the Difference?

Pay gaps

Given the worldwide attention on pay equity, the term pay gap is one you’ve undoubtedly heard by now. But what you may not be familiar with is the closely referenced term, pay disparity. In this post, we’ll be diving into the differences between pay gaps and pay disparities so you can begin talking about pay…

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Colorado Updates Pay Transparency Guidance

Pay transparency

Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act is proving to be a work in progress as both state employers and legislators navigate its multi-layered requirements.  Following the Act’s passage, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) issued Equal Pay Transparency Rules (EPT Rules) with additional information on job and promotional postings for employers. CDLE…

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How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination

pay equity audits

As the historian, Howard Zinn said, “you can’t be neutral on a moving train.” The waves of community outreach, protests, and activism following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard Brooks, and too many others present employers with an opportunity to implement or reinforce antiracist policies at work. One critical step in accomplishing this…

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Rhode Island’s New Pay Equity Law at a Glance

Pay Equity

Rhode Island is joining the wave of pay equity legislation growing across the country with the passage of its Senate Bill S0270. Effective Jan. 1, 2023, the law aims to ensure fairness in compensation for all employees and offers recourse for workers who have experienced wage discrimination from their employers. Below we have outlined what…

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Illinois SB 1480 Pay Data Reporting Law Gets Amended

Illinois Equal Pay Act

The state government of Illinois recently enacted sweeping changes to its equal pay laws. Originally signed into law right before Equal Pay Day 2021, Illinois SB 1480 was amended by SB 1487 on June 25, 2021 to provide greater clarification on how Illinois employers must comply with the new equal pay obligations. There are three…

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Conduct a Pay Equity Analysis This Equal Pay Day

Today, March 24, 2021, is Equal Pay Day. Equal Pay Day is not a holiday but rather a time for somber reflection and strategic planning. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year.” It began…

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DEI Measurement, Analysis, & Implementation During COVID-19

7 minute read: COVID-19’s Assault on Equality It is well-known that the global COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated inequalities by race/ethnicity, gender, education level, and income. Here in Los Angeles, the mortality rate for the least affluent communities is four times larger than that in the most affluent communities. Black and Hispanic/Latinx death rates are more…

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