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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Biden’s Order Signals Shift Towards Fighting Discrimination

Biden Executive Order

3 minute read A new Executive Order from President Biden portends a seismic shift in White House policy on preventing and combating discrimination on the basis of gender identity and sexual orientation. “It is the policy of my Administration to prevent and combat discrimination on the basis of gender identity or sexual orientation,” the President…

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The Impact of Executive Order 13950 on DEI&A Initiatives

ExecutiveOrder 13950

2 minute read  On September 22, 2020, President Trump issued Executive Order 13950, “to promote economy and efficiency in Federal contracting to promote unity in the Federal workforce, and to combat offensive and anti-American race and sex stereotyping and scapegoating.” On its face, the executive order seems to be an effort to further discourage discriminatory…

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Despite COVID-19, Pay Equity Continues to be a Priority

Undeniably, it is a very sensitive time for employers across the U.S. dealing with the economic implications ofCOVID-19.However, a recent order from the Central District Court of California serves as a reminder that employers should continue to focus their efforts on pay equity compliance. In May of 2019, Yunghui Chen, a former auditor for the…

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Australia’s Women’s Soccer Team Achieves Equal Pay

Australia’s national women’s soccer team, the Matildas, reached a deal in late 2019 in which they will finally be paid the same as the men’s soccer team, the Socceroos. The four-year deal, officially called the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) was signed betweenFootball Federation Australia and Professional Footballers Australia. As a result of the agreement, the…

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Sterling Jewelers Faces Scrutiny in EEOC Lawsuit

Sterling Jewelers is facing consequences for potentially wrongfully handling a class action lawsuit regarding gender discrimination with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The case dates back to 2008 when a group of Sterling employees alleged that their employer discriminated against female employees on the basis of pay and promotion opportunities. By 2015, the class…

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Equal Pay Movement Gaining Momentum in U.S.

To see how far the interest in equal pay has grown, you can look no further than a high school women’s soccer team in Burlington, Vermont. Earlier this month, during a women’s soccer game between the Burlington High School Seahorses and South Burlington Wolves, yellow cards were issued to four Seahorse players for celebrating after…

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