There’s no question that the pay equity train has left the station and has many more stops to make. Employers can expect pay equity legislation to be a major focus in the foreseeable future.
The reasoning behind this new legislation actually stems from wage inequality. According to the U.S. Census, the median annual pay for a woman is $40,742, while the for a man it is $51,212. And the disparity can be even greater for women of color; black women are typically paid 63 cents and Latinas are paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
We encourage you to engage your legal counsel for a discussion of your compliance responsibilities under the myriad of pay equity measures and socialize what you learn with your recruiters, hiring managers and other relevant stakeholders in your organization.
The discussion involves new laws in:
Updated April 2019
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