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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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

EEO-1

“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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The Compounding Effect and Pay Equity – What You Need to Know

Compounding Effect

Have you heard of the compounding effect? It can have a devastating effect over the course of a person’s career. What is the compounding effect? The compounding effect explains how the trajectory of an individual’s earnings throughout their professional career. The amount you earn at the beginning of your career has a direct impact on…

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Big Mac and Pay Gap Collide in New Index

Big Mac Pay Gap Index

What if there was a way to understand how your gender and race/ethnicity affect your buying power? With the world’s first, Big Mac Pay Gap Index, you can do just that. The online tool provides a new way of understanding what the pay gap means for you. It does so by showing you how much…

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Why and How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Audit

pay equity audit

Why should achieving pay equity be such a high priority for employers? It’s an important question that has a multitude of answers. As Josh Bersin says, “if you want to win the war for talent, fair pay may be one of your biggest techniques.” In addition to helping organizations compete for top talent, paying employees…

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USWNT Reaches Deal With U.S. Soccer to Ensure Equal Pay

USWNT

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) has reached an agreement with U.S. Soccer Federation regarding pay – ending the several-year-long battle to eliminate pay discrimination. As a result of several new collective bargaining agreements, USWNT has secured equal pay for equal work. Both teams have “identical economical terms,” among other key details.  Below are…

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EEOC Allows For Late 2021 EEO-1 Reporting Submissions

EEO-1 reporting

Despite the EEO-1 filing deadline for the 2021 tax year being earlier this month, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is allowing for “late” submissions through June 21. Included in the EEO-1 frequently asked questions, the agency explains that if an organization does not meet the original deadline of May 17, 2022, it will enter…

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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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New York Pay Transparency Law Delayed to November

New York Pay Transparency

Last January, New York City (NYC) joined in the growing pay transparency movement with the passage of a law requiring employers to include wage disclosures in job listings. Specifically, employers with four or more employees must post a minimum and maximum pay range when advertising a job, promotion, or transfer. Following an amendment signed into…

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