How to Keep Pay Equity at the Forefront During Layoffs

Pay equity

Uncertainty continues to pervade the economic landscape after a tumultuous 2022. Recent sweeping layoffs in the tech industry underscore this uncertainty, leaving employees and employers alike to wonder what lies ahead. Uncertainty in the Economy With many economists forecasting a recession in the coming year–albeit later than originally thought–layoffs and staff reductions may continue to…

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Democracy, Data, and DEI: How the New President Will Transform the Pay Equity Landscape

Democracy, Data, and DEI

3 minute read  President-elect Biden made inclusion and equity a focal point of the Democratic big-tent strategy during the 2020 presidential election. Even as political striations appeared in national down-ballot races, President-Elect Biden’s decisive victory (and the passing of progressive policies and local ballot measures in various states across the US) are factors that provide…

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Salary History Ruled Not a Defense in Equal Pay Case

A recent federal court ruling solidifies the prohibition on employers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from using salary history as an affirmative defense to an equal pay claim. On February 27, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Rizo v. Yovino, a decision prompted by the case of…

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