Tag: pay gap

Massachusetts Pay Equity Law Set to Go into Effect July 1

Massachusetts’ new pay equity law amending the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) is set to take effect July 1. The law is intended to reduce the pay gap between men and women by providing a broader definition of “comparable work” and limiting the acceptable reasons for paying people of different genders differently.

Diversity

Workplace Diversity Starts with Top-Down Commitment, Finds Randstad Survey

A new survey, released by Randstad US, reveals that a majority of workers (78%) say a workplace where people are treated equally—regardless of gender, sexual orientation, age, race, or religion—is important to them. The new survey uncovers the perceptions and experiences of women and men as they relate to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion in […]

gender gap

There’s A Gap for That … Job

The gender pay gap is alive and well, unfortunately, which is somewhat startling when you realize that half the workforce is made up of women. According to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), in 2015, female, full-time workers made only 79 cents for every dollar earned by men—resulting in a gender wage gap of […]

Caregiving responsibilities, temporal flexibility, and the gender wage gap

by Kelly Boehner We often hear that women earn approximately 77 cents for every dollar men earn. That statistic comes from data in the 2010 American Community Survey, an annual survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau. The statistic means that if you calculate the median annual income for all men and women who work […]