Tag: Equal Pay Act

January 1, 2019, a Big Day for Oregon’s Equal Pay Act

Key parts of the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 will become effective on January 1, 2019. Part of the law—limits on employers’ right to seek salary history information—took effect in October 2017, and another section—the part giving employees the right to sue under the law and seek enhanced remedies—won’t take effect until 2024, but […]

Equal Pay on a Global Scale

I came across an article recently that talked about a report on pay equality between genders from the World Economic Forum. I have to say it was a bit of a bubble buster for me.

What Is the Equal Pay Act?

Did you know that the Equal Pay Act (EPA) is actually a component of the Fair Labor Standards Act? The EPA was established in 1963 and signed into law by President Kennedy.

What Is the Equal Pay Act?

Did you know that the Equal Pay Act (EPA) is actually a component of the Fair Labor Standards Act? The EPA was established in 1963 and signed into law by President Kennedy.

What Laws Relate to Antidiscrimination in the Workplace?

No employer wants to be accused of discrimination. Employers strive to treat employees fairly and act without improper bias. To do this and also remain in legal compliance, it’s more important than ever to understand the various laws that protect employees from different types of discrimination.

Different pay for unequal jobs OK

by Charles S. Plumb The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prohibits sex-based discrimination in pay and benefits. Employers shouldn’t pay different wages to employees of the opposite sex for substantially equal work. “Substantially equal” work doesn’t mean identical work. It means substantially equal in terms of required skills, effort, and responsibilities.   An employer can […]

4 Benefits of Effective Job Descriptions

Writing job descriptions may seem to be an onerous task, but if done well, there can be many benefits for your organization. “Unfortunately, not all hiring managers and companies value a well-developed job description. So, it’s critical to understand the rewards – along with the mitigating risks as they apply to federal, state and local […]