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  • How Serious are OFCCP Equal Pay Penalties? Very.

    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...

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  • Pay Equity Audits are Key to Combating Racial Injustice in the Workplace

    Pay Equity Audits are Key to Combating Racial Injustice in the Workplace

    “What is the impact of not being valued? How do you measure the loss of what a human being does not receive?” This quote is from Patrisse Cullors, one of the co-founders of Black Lives Matter...

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  • The “Employment Shock” of COVID-19 Is Worse for Women

    The “Employment Shock” of COVID-19 Is Worse for Women

    COVID-19 has created severe and lasting consequences for businesses. One of the most overlooked ramifications of the pandemic may be its impact on working women. An analysis by the Wall Street...

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  • Pay Equity Laws Abroad are Rapidly Evolving. U.S. Employers Should Take Note

    Pay Equity Laws Abroad are Rapidly Evolving. U.S. Employers Should Take Note

    Pay Equity is increasingly becoming a major operational imperative for businesses at home and abroad. Achieving Pay Equity means eliminating unlawful discrimination from the wage-setting process....

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  • San Francisco DA Cracks Down on DoorDash in New Complaint

    San Francisco DA Cracks Down on DoorDash in New Complaint

    In an explosive court filing on June 16, the District Attorney for the City and County of San Francisco alleged that the app-based delivery company DoorDash made a “calculated decision” to...

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  • EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination

    EEOC to Employers: Be Proactive on Addressing Instances of Age Discrimination

    A number of federal, state, and local laws make it illegal to discriminate against a job candidate or employee on the basis of age. For example, theAge Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)...

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  • Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga

    Lessons Learned from Oracle’s Equal Pay Saga

    Oracle’s equal pay saga illustrates how a proactive pay equity strategy is better than adopting a reactive approach—to the tune of millions of dollars, as well as bad publicity. Earlier this year,...

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  • How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination

    How Pay Equity Audits Can Help Companies Avoid Racial Discrimination

    As the historian Howard Zinn said, “you can’t be neutral on a moving train.” The waves of community outreach, protests, and activism following the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Rayshard...

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  • LGBT Rights Decision: What it Means and What to Do

    LGBT Rights Decision: What it Means and What to Do

    It was a momentous and watershed moment in the history of the Supreme Court of the United States when the opinion was announced on June 15, 2020 that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964...

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  • Has 50 Years of Equal Pay Legislation Done Enough to Level the Playing Field? Not Even Close.

    Has 50 Years of Equal Pay Legislation Done Enough to Level the Playing Field? Not Even Close.

    Bound by a red ribbon, it is tucked away in the United Kingdom’s Parliamentary Archives. The paper on which it is printed is yellowing slightly. The first page reads simply: “AN ACT TO Prevent...

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  • Under COVID-19, Progress Toward Gender Equality in the Workplace is at Risk

    Under COVID-19, Progress Toward Gender Equality in the Workplace is at Risk

    New data suggest that the economic downturn associated with COVID-19 has disproportionately affected women. A pair of articles in the Economist and Bloomberg News discuss how this slowdown is...

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  • The Difficulty in Identifying Comparators for Equal Pay Claims

    The Difficulty in Identifying Comparators for Equal Pay Claims

    Pay equity litigation is proceeding apace despite the COVID-19 pandemic, and claimants are raising critical issues pertaining to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (“EPA”). The EPA requires that an...

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  • Localizing Compensation and Pay Equity Audits

    Localizing Compensation and Pay Equity Audits

    Facebook recently announced that employees who expect to work from home for the long term will receive localized pay adjustments based on where they choose to live, according to reporting from USA...

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  • A Pay Equity Strategy Should Start at Home: Recommendations for Sharing Equal Work

    A Pay Equity Strategy Should Start at Home: Recommendations for Sharing Equal Work

    It has been over thirty years since the sociologist Arlie Hochschild wrote her landmark work, The Second Shift: Working Parents and the Revolution at Home. In The Second Shift Hochschild...

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  • UberBLACK Drivers to be Classified as Employees

    UberBLACK Drivers to be Classified as Employees

    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has reversed its decision regarding the classification of UberBLACK drivers and thus the Uber saga continues. The original case dates back to 2016...

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  • Despite Dismissal at Court, USWNT Continues Pay Equity Claim

    Despite Dismissal at Court, USWNT Continues Pay Equity Claim

    It was a stunning defeat for a team that has seemed at times invincible—but it was not on the soccer pitch. On Friday May 1, 2020, a federal district court judge dismissed the U.S. Women’s...

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  • No Pay Data, No Pay Gap Benchmarks. Conduct a Pay Equity Audit Now

    No Pay Data, No Pay Gap Benchmarks. Conduct a Pay Equity Audit Now

    Under the stewardship of Trump-appointee Janet Dhillon, the EEOC is rolling back federal pay reporting requirements. This returns the United States to the back of class of developed countries in...

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  • Equal Pay Audits Should Include Consideration of Equity-Based Pay

    Equal Pay Audits Should Include Consideration of Equity-Based Pay

    Too often, when business executives consider pay equity, they think about two factors: base compensation (e.g., salary) and rewards-based compensation (e.g., bonuses). A recent study entitled “The...

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  • A Pay Equity Audit is Essential to Your Coronavirus Business Recovery

    A Pay Equity Audit is Essential to Your Coronavirus Business Recovery

    A growing consensus envisions that the reopened economy that we will return to will have been altered for the foreseeable future from the one that was operating before Coronavirus. Further, there...

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  • How an Equal Pay Case in the U.K. Could Affect Your Organization

    How an Equal Pay Case in the U.K. Could Affect Your Organization

    A high-profile equal pay case in the U.K. just had an important update. The legal theories at issue could have a significant impact on how we think about pay equity in the U.S. First filed in...

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