Key Steps for Achieving A Successful DEI Workplace Culture

DEI

Now, more than ever, organizations must foster a more diverse, equitable, and inclusive work culture. Creating a more equitable work organization isn’t just the right thing to do, but is also an important business decision.  A 2019 report from consulting firm McKinsey & Company proves the business case for workplace equity, by illustrating how equitable…

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Canada Pay Equity Act Takes Effect Today

Canada Pay Equity

The Canada Pay Equity Act goes into effect today, August 31, 2021, marking the official commencement of a major international move to advance workplace equality. The Act has been highly anticipated since its original passage in 2018. Now that the law is in full force, affected employers must develop and implement pay equity plans that…

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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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NYDFS To Require DEI Reporting From Financial Institutions

NYDFS

New York state is joining in on the evolving commitment to achieve and sustain more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workforces, as a recent letter issued by New York Superintendent of Financial Services, Linda. A Lacelwell finds. The letter, addressed to New York State banking institutions, emphasizes the importance of diversity, and perspective when making…

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Maine Joins California in Push for Enforcement of Employment Laws

Maine Enforcement of Employment Laws

Maine joined several other states in crafting legislation intended to expand representative actions for workers with the passage of An Act to Enhance Enforcement of Employment Laws (L.D. 1711) in June. Specifically, the bill aimed to provide workers with the ability to enforce laws governing employment practices and prohibiting workplace discrimination. While the bill was…

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What You Need to Know About the Oregon Equal Pay Act

Oregon Equal Pay Act

Several states and cities are passing laws to further bolster the federal Equal Pay Act. In this post, we are looking at Oregon’s Equal Pay Act of 2017. First introduced in June 2017, the Oregon Equal Pay Act (OEPA) takes an aggressive stance on pay equity. The law expands the definition of “protected class” under…

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Pay Transparency Requirements Proposed in the EU

Pay transparency

Like the United States and its Equal Pay Act of 1963, the European Union (EU) has had equal pay laws on the books for decades. As recently noted in a press release by the European Commission (one of the branches of the EU government): “The right to equal pay for the same work or work…

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Employers: Ongoing Measurement Key to Successful DEI Efforts

DEI Efforts

Despite a company’s best initial efforts to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI), without regular measurement and analysis of key DEI efforts, it can allow complacency to seep in, and lose ground on the progress it has made. This backsliding could expose the company to the same kind of issues (such as a class-action lawsuit)…

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