Three Essential Pay Equity Practices, According to Iceland

Iceland Equal Pay

3 minute read In the U.S., comprehensive pay equity legislation is long overdue. This congressional inaction  means that U.S.-based companies must look overseas to gauge how foreign markets and governments are responding to the growing international movement for gender equality in the workplace. According to a new article in the Harvard Business Review, Iceland has…

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Philadelphia Enforces Salary History Ban, Starting Today

In 2017, a law was passed in Philadelphia wherein employers were prohibited from requesting an applicant’s salary history. After three years, as of September 1, this law will finally be put into action. In August, the City of Philadelphia declared that Philly’s Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) would begin the enforcement a month later, as…

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Congress vs. Corporate America: Should the Same Rules Apply?

A massive moment happened in the middle of August when Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden selected California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris marks the first woman of color to ever appear on a presidential ballot by a major political party. It was yet another small step in American politics that will hopefully…

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Wage Gap Not Diminishing in Quest for Equal Pay

Wage Gap Not Diminishing in Quest for Equal Pay

Women are not gaining ground in the effort to achieve equal pay, and they may be falling behind in the U.S. However, the trends point to the effort to provide equal pay for women to be successful. It’s only a matter of time. Recent data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that despite efforts put…

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More States and Cities Banning Salary History Inquiries [UPDATE]

More States and Cities Banning Salary History Inquiries

It’s an unfortunate truth that pay disparities continue to exist in the U.S. workforce. The good news is that we are moving towards a future that is correcting that issue. Over the last two years, in an effort to alleviate the pay disparity between men and women across the U.S., some state,county and local governments…

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