US Pay Equity Regulations and the EU Pay Transparency Directive

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Complying with pay equity regulations is a constant challenge for employers operating in multiple jurisdictions. In this article we explore the parallels between the EU Pay Transparency Directive, and the diverse state-level regulations and federal laws in the US.  US compliance: challenges facing employers  As they endeavor to ensure workplace fairness and equal compensation, American…

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Pay Equity is the Key to Achieving the “S” in ESG

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) reporting have become vital considerations for employers. But rather than seeing the requirements as an additional reporting burden or a distraction, a focus on the “S” in ESG can have a positive impact on financial performance and brand reputation.  S in ESG relates to the…

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British Columbia Poised for Pay Transparency Legislation

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British Columbia Poised for Pay Transparency Legislation On March 7, 2023, British Columbia (B.C.) introduced new pay transparency legislation designed to help close the gender pay gap in the Canadian province. When passed, the new legislation, Bill 13, The Pay Transparency Act, supplements the current complaints-based system with proactive reporting and pay transparency requirements. But…

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Navigating EU CSRD and Pay Equality

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EU Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive: What It Means for Pay Equity The European Union (EU) Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (“CSRD”) was published on December 16, 2022  by the EU Commission. On January 5, 2023, the Corporate Sustainability Reporting Directive (CSRD) came into force, driving pay equity forward in the European Union. Rules relating to this…

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The Latest in Pay Transparency and Equal Pay Regulations

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The Latest Developments in Pay Equity and Pay Transparency The history of regulations related to pay equity is nothing new. Equal pay regulations can be traced back to 1938, when the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) was enacted. In 1945 Congress introduced the Women’s Equal Pay Act and, in 1963, the Equal Pay Act. There…

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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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