States Promote Pay Transparency with Salary Range Disclosures

Pay Transparency

Over the last two years, pay transparency laws have gained traction in the U.S. with no signs of slowing down. In fact, Inc. has called 2022 “the year of pay transparency.” What is pay transparency? Essentially, it’s the practice of openly sharing current and prospective employee compensation. Pay transparency is a proven method for combating…

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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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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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Federal Forces Unite to Further Drive Pay Equity

Pay equity

To commemorate Equal Pay Day earlier this month, President Biden issued an executive order aimed at promoting pay equity and transparency in the federal workforce. The order applies to federal contractors and would oversee the hiring and pay-setting processes for federal workers. A proposed rule is expected in the near term from the Office of…

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California’s New SB 1162 Promotes Total Pay Transparency

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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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2022 Forecast: The Case for Pay Equity

Pay equity

Leaders in business and HR say pay equity is becoming integral to the success of companies in 2022 and beyond.  JD Supra reports, “Pay equity, transparency, employee well-being, and inclusion are the new frontiers for employer-employee relationships.” The data confirms this philosophy has taken root on a broad level as well: A recent survey shows…

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4 Ways to Incorporate Pay Equity into Your Organization

Pay equity

Good employers know the importance of offering their workers a strong compensation package. But implementing an ongoing system to ensure all employees are fairly compensated can require holistic changes across an entire organization, leaving some employers unsure of where to start. Equal pay initiatives are well worth the effort. Companies that demonstrate a commitment to…

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Workforce Investment Disclosure Act to Require Annual DEI Reporting

Workforce Investment Disclosure Act

Prompted by the workplace inequities exacerbated by COVID-19, congress unveiled the Workforce Investment Disclosure Act of 2021, with the intention of renewing organizations’ focus on employee equity. From layoffs to workplace safety and paid leave, COVID-19 exposed distinct workforce management practices that impact employees. With race and gender-based workplace discrimination at the forefront, negative health…

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Federal Agencies Kick-off HIRE Program to Promote DEI&A

HIRE

Today, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP ) launched their partnership program to ensure workplace equity – the Hiring Initiative to Reimagine Equity (HIRE).  According to the official fact sheet, “HIRE is a multi-year collaborative effort chaired by EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows and OFCCP Director Jenny…

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