Why and How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Audit

Effective Pay Equity Audit

3 minute read Why should achieving pay equity be such a high priority for employers? For one thing, it’s simply good for business. As quoted by the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), attorney Cheryl Pinarchick (with Fisher Phillips in Boston) stated, “By ensuring employees are paid equitably, employers can increase efficiency, creativity, and productivity…

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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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How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

The Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP) just won a significant equal pay victory against WMS Solutions, LLC, a staffing company focusing on asbestos abatement. A News Release dated June 22, 2020, described the order, which requires WMS Solutions, LLC to pay $960,905 in back wages, damages, and interest based on discrimination and harassment…

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New Jersey State Agency Encourages Pay Equity Audits

Last month, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights released its guidance on enforcement of the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Allen Act”). The Allen Act represents a high watermark for state equal pay legislation. It contains numerous provisions designed to promote pay equity, including expanded remedies for victims of pay discrimination, limiting…

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South Carolina Pay Equity Bill Under Consideration

South Carolina Pay Equity Bill Under Consideration

South Carolina state legislators are considering a bill that, if passed, would be the first to bolster all of the protections of the federal Equal Pay Act. The proposed bill, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity,” asserts that South Carolina has one of the largest pay gaps in the nation. A 2017 study from the…

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