As part of the Biden Administration’s effort to keep pay equity in the forefront as a domestic policy priority, OFCCP has published a set of FAQs reiterating long-standing principles of existing employment law with regard to using pay history in maki
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. We are pleased to present an updated version of CWC’s guide for meeting California’s annual pay data reporting requirements that incorporates changes that the state has made for the 2023 reporting cycle.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. Two years after President Biden issued an Executive Order calling for pay transparency in federal contracting, the government’s lead procurement agencies have proposed regulations that would require contractors among other
The Labor Department’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that at the end of 2023, the raw wage gap percentage between working women and men was 16.2%, down from 37.7% when BLS first began reporting the data in 1979.
A recent equal pay discrimination ruling by the Second Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals serves as a reminder that a court can reach different outcomes depending on whether it is applying federal law or a more expansive state law.
Goldman Sachs and a class of nearly 3,000 plaintiffs have reached a settlement in a pay discrimination case that was originally filed back in 2010. The multimillion-dollar settlement amount is one of the highest we’ve ever seen.
The federal appeals court that deals with claims brought by federal employees has issued a ruling that brings the standard for establishing a prima face case in the federal sector in line with the standard applied in the private sector, a
Consistent with OFCCP’s focus on compensation discrimination, the agency has issued a new “pay equity” resource, which simply reminds federal contractors to discontinue pay practices that OFCCP considers to be discriminatory.
WEB WORKSHOP SCHEDULED. OFCCP has issued a revised “compensation analysis” directive clarifying that agency compliance officers will not demand an analysis prepared under an applicable legal privilege as OFCCP claimed it had the right to do under the
A bill approved recently by the NY State legislature will require state employers with four or more employees to post salary information in job postings, including advertisements for a new hire, promotion, or transfer opportunity.
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. OFCCP has announced only a handful of financial settlements since our last update in October, signaling that the agency may be less inclined to resolve allegations of discrimination than it was during the previous administr
MEMBER FEEDBACK REQUESTED. CWC’s recent virtual member roundtable on OFCCP’s controversial pay equity audit directive involved a spirited discussion among the more than 50 member company participants. Our memo summarizes the highlights.
Under a new Executive Order issued by President Biden, federal contracting agencies are instructed to consider whether they should adopt a ban on salary history inquiries as a condition of doing business with the government.
In the first major policy development since she assumed office, OFCCP Director Jenny Yang has issued a new directive instructing agency compliance officers to ask for a contractor’s pay analyses during a compliance evaluation, regardless of whether t
A recurring topic of inquiry from our members is when they are required to extend invitations to applicants and employees to "self-identify" their race, ethnicity, sex, disability, and veteran status, and what information must be included in these ma
In conjunction with the end of its fiscal year on September 30, OFCCP recently announced nine new financial settlements resolving discrimination allegations brought by the agency against federal contractors. Our memo provides a summary.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission announced earlier this week that the filing season for both the 2019 and 2020 EEO-1 Reports would begin in April, with specific details to be released at a later date.
As a follow-up to our recent memo on the “basics” of OFCCP’s jurisdictional coverage, this memo focuses on who qualifies as a covered OFCCP subcontractor.
OFCCP Director Jenny Yang has appointed civil rights and pay equity advocate Maya Raghu as the agency’s new Deputy Director for Policy.
The state of Illinois has further amended its new upcoming pay reporting requirements to clarify how employers must comply, although many questions still remain.
A recent ruling by the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court is instructive in illustrating the differences between U.S. equal pay for equal work requirements and “comparable worth” requirements that apply in the U.K.
Earlier this year, Illinois enacted amendments to its existing law that will require covered employers to begin reporting detailed pay data to the state beginning in 2024. Our memo discusses what we know now.
After two decades of thus far unsuccessful attempts, Congressional Democrats are trying hard once again to get legislation that would make major changes to the Equal Pay Act enacted into law.
The 27-nation European Union has unveiled a draft “directive” that would mandate extensive pay transparency and pay data reporting requirements on companies that do business there. Full implementation is still years away, however.
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