Canada Pay Equity Act Anticipated to Take Effect This Year

Canada Pay Equity

In a landmark effort to ensure that pay equity is both achieved and maintained, the Canadian parliament passed the Pay Equity Act in December of 2018. The Pay Equity Act will create new proactive pay obligations on employers in the public and private sectors. Since 2018, covered organizations have waited for the Act to take…

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Biden Executive Order on DEI Has Serious Implications for Employers

DEI

Employers should take note of an Executive Order related to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) made by President Biden on his first day in office. While the order applies only to departments and agencies of the Federal Government, it’s likely to have a far-reaching impact on private-sector employers as well. For context, Executive Order 13985…

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How to Prepare for the ESG Reckoning: Three Essential Steps

ESG Reckoning

When two founding members of Bain Capital’s impact investing fund sound the alarm that An ESG Reckoning Is Coming, employers should take note.  Michael O’Leary and Warren Valdmanis cover a lot of ground in their new article for the Harvard Business review, from Nikola’s disastrously fake zero-emission semi-truck commercial to Former U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch’s…

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Companies Rethinking NDAs with Discrimination Settlements

Rethinking NDAs

When companies lay off employees and offer them severance packages, it’s not uncommon to have them sign a non-disclosure agreement, which effectively prevents them from saying anything disparaging about the company after they leave. If the employees don’t agree, they don’t get the money. Similar tactics are often used in racial discrimination settlements. But that’s…

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California Pay Data Reporting Most Commonly Asked Questions

California Pay Data FAQs

On September 30, 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill 973 (“SB 973”) into law. SB 973 authorizes California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) to enforce the annual reporting of pay and hours worked data for employers with California employees. Here are a few answers to frequently asked questions regarding California’s new…

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How to Leverage Your Workforce Data to Meet DEI Goals

Data

Data is key to uncovering and resolving workplace issues around diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI). A recent Harvard Business Review article dives into how organizations can leverage their data to increase equality in the workplace. The article focuses on a white paper officially titled Goals and Targets for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and identifies four…

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An Employer’s Guide to Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

Navigating the DEI&A Landscape

With the landscape around diversity, equity, inclusion, and access (DEI&A) continuing to evolve, employers need to be aware of what their responsibilities are for ensuring a safe, discrimination-free work environment for their staff. Before diving into the different nuances regarding the growing legislation driving employers to foster equitable work environments, it would be best to…

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