Well, here we go again: another compensation issue to dissect on the topic of “equal pay for equal work” or the “gender pay gap”—choose your preferred label. In this case, they are closely intertwined. This case specifically involves the U.S. women’s soccer team and the complaint it submitted to the U.S. Soccer Federation, claiming the […]
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Paris Wallace says he’s been an entrepreneur his whole life, and he’s passionate about lowering the barriers that keep others from the success he’s enjoyed. As CEO and cofounder of Ovia Health, a family health benefits platform based in Boston, he’s eager to hire smart, creative, innovative, capable people. But he’s quick to say they […]
Although the Paycheck Fairness Act has passed the U.S. House, its fate in the Senate is doubtful. But employers are being advised to examine their pay practices anyway. The Act passed the House on a 217-210 vote on April 15, with one Republican joining the Democratic majority in voting for the bill. The purpose of […]
A new law going into effect on September 1 in Alabama addresses discrimination in pay based on race or sex as well as questions about pay history.
In part one of this article series, I was discussing the pay inequality within the U.S. Women’s Soccer team with Tom Cunningham, Vice President of People at Pariveda and Charles Bendotti, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Philip Morris International (PMI). To listen to the entire episode, click here.
In a recent episode of HR Works Podcast, I discussed pay inequality between the men’s and the women’s U.S. soccer teams with guests Tom Cunningham, Vice President of People at Pariveda and Charles Bendotti, Senior Vice President of People and Culture at Philip Morris International.
To this day equal pay for equal work is not a reality for many women in the United States. There are many forces at play, but recent research sought to explain what is happening.
We first covered the U.S. women’s national soccer team’s (WNT) Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) discrimination charge against the U.S. Soccer Federation (USSF) in this article. Nearly three years later—and appropriately on International Women’s Day—28 WNT players have filed a proposed class and collective action lawsuit against the USSF for unequal pay.
If Massachusetts’ new Equal Pay Act legislation is any indication, sweeping changes are coming, and the crux of forthcoming reforms will be determining comparable work and fair compensation. Companies can get a jump on this by defining and examining comparable work within their own organization to mitigate pay gaps and establish a fair work environment.
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) makes it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform substantially equal work. It allows for differences in pay, but sex cannot be a factor.