The Obama-era pay data collection requirement aims to tackle employer discrimination against women and minorities.
Source: ‘Victory for equal pay’: Judge rules Trump administration must require companies to report pay by gender, race – The Washington Post
Note: Companies forced to report this information have more equal pay. A study looking at a British survey found that making pay practices transparent raised all employees’ wages. And gender wage gaps are far smaller in both unionized workplaces and the public sector, where pay scales are usually available to anyone.
Equal Pay Day is April 2, 2019. https://www.pay-equity.org/day.html
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill to make California the first state to require that its corporate boards of directors include women, addressing concerns that 25% of the companies in the state have all-male boards.
Source: Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill requiring California corporate boards to include women – Los Angeles Times
Labor Day is meant to be a day of celebration, marking the contributions made by all working people in the U.S.—but for women, it’s a reminder of how far we …
Source: Labor Day Is Another Day Of Struggle For Working Women | National Organization for Women
Alexandra King writes that though asking a woman about her work-life balance can be problematic, she should use the opportunity to discuss the need for critical programs like paid maternity leave.
Source: The uncomfortable question powerful women should answer (opinion) – CNN
The 2017 Oregon Legislature passed a landmark Equal Pay Act, putting Oregon at the forefront toward equalizing pay between women and men. Trish Garner, Public Policy Chair of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Oregon, will lead a discussion of this important legislation at the Tuesday, July 24 meeting of the Central Oregon Coast Chapter of the National Organization for Women (NOW). The discussion will take place at 6 pm in the McEntee Meeting Room, Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street, Newport. The public is invited.
OREGON’s new FAIR PAY ACT specifies that: (1) an employer cannot pay an employee less because of their sex, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, age, disability or veteran status; (2) an employer can’t pay an employee’s coworker more for a comparable job unless the entire pay gap is based on one or more of these conditions: seniority, merit, quality or quantity of production, education, training, experience, workplace location or travel; (3) an employer cannot screen job applicants based on current or previous compensation or determine salary on that basis; (4) an employer cannot ask a potential new hire how much he or she is currently paid or has been paid in the past until after making a job offer that includes compensation; and (5) an employer cannot cut an employee’s pay to follow this law or retaliate against the employee for asking for equal pay.
Companies in Britain, recently forced to publish the differences in salaries between men and women, are trying a variety of ways to close the divide.
Source: The Gender Pay Gap: Trying to Narrow It – The New York Times
Slack has been outperforming other Silicon Valley companies when it comes to employing minority employees, according to the organization’s latest diversity report.
Source: How Slack Got Ahead in Diversity – The Atlantic
Tuesday, April 24,2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy will sign the strongest state pay equity bill in the country.
Source: New Jersey Makes State Pay Equity History | National Organization for Women