Tag: Pay Equality

Discussing Equal Pay and the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team

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.

Better Play, Better Pay? Merit-Based Pay and U.S. Women’s Soccer

When the U.S. women’s national soccer team (WNT) won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Sunday, July 7, the stadium erupted into a unified chant: “Equal pay!” Indeed, the WNT is currently involved in a class action lawsuit with the United States Soccer Federation (USSF) claiming unequal pay. (For a legal breakdown of the […]

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, […]

Sign of the times: Jill Abramson, the New York Times, and pay equity

by Mark I. Schickman The New York Times is the second largest newspaper in America, with about two million papers sold each day. It’s also the liberal beacon of American journalism, with solid-gold progressive credentials. Still, it took the paper 160 years to hire Jill Abramson as its first female executive editor in 2011.  In […]

Promising or perilous? Exploring the future of Millennials in the workplace

More than a few HR professionals have combed the Internet, consulted their peers, and examined their own experiences as they search for a crystal ball capable of revealing the future of the millennial generation in the workplace. Some HR pros see enormous potential in well-educated, confident, passionate, energetic, and collaborative team players, while others see […]

OFCCP on Pay Equality: ‘We Must Do More’

Latifa Lyles, Acting Director of the Women’s Bureau (WB), noted that today, full-time female workers earn on average only 81 percent of what their male counterparts earn. For African-American females and Latinas, the wage ratio is substantially lower: 68 cents and 59 cents, respectively. But the real cost of the pay gap is more than […]

She works hard for the money

by Kylie Crawford TenBrook Several years ago, I attended a celebration for one of my brothers, who had just become an Eagle Scout. Several relatives were there, including some distant relatives I hadn’t seen in years. One of those distant relatives, who is close to my age, approached me, and the following exchange took place. […]