Tag: pay discrimination

Pay Equity Laws 101

Providing equal pay for equal work to employees has been an ongoing concern for decades. Employers need to be particularly wary on this point because not only is pay discrimination illegal but also, it’s something that is subject to increased scrutiny right now, both in the media and by regulatory enforcement bodies like the Equal […]

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Recruiting Practices That Scare Away Candidates

Recruiting during a time of talent shortfalls can be daunting. During these times, it’s imperative to not be doing things that will scare off those who are interested; there are fewer applicants for any given job opening right now, so losing even a few can mean the difference between having a good pool to choose […]

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Salary Transparency Can Motivate Your Employees

The debate over the value of salary transparency has heated up in recent years, with neither side giving much ground. But Kristin Wong describes some studies that weigh in favor of transparency on New York magazine’s Science of Us blog.

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EEO-1 form’s pay data component suspended

by Tammy Binford Employers may be breathing a sigh of relief after the announcement on August 29 that the pay data collection aspect of the EEO-1 form has been suspended. “We’re very excited about this,” Nita Beecher, an attorney with Fortney & Scott, LLC, in Washington, D.C., and an editor of Federal Employment Law Insider, […]

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EEOC announces new strategic enforcement priorities

by Leslie E. Silverman The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) broke new ground in late 2012 with the release of its first Strategic Enforcement Plan (SEP) publicly identifying its top enforcement priorities. Since that time, the EEOC’s enforcement and litigation program has largely focused on the priority areas laid out in the SEP:  Eliminating barriers […]

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Equal pay issues gaining attention

by Gesina (Ena) M. Seiler The concept of equal pay for equal work is receiving attention from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), President Barack Obama, and the 2016 candidates for president. That means there’s no better time than the present for a review of what “equal pay” does and doesn’t mean, recent amendments to […]

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Anatomy of an employment lawsuit: best HR practices to help you win

by Michael J. Modl Imagine you employ Rajesh Tank, an employee of Indian descent, as a regional VP. Other employees report that Tank engaged in unprofessional conduct that hurt team morale, showed favoritism toward certain employees, and pressured employees to hire a particular contractor. You investigate the allegations, find some truth to them, order Tank […]

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