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  • The “Road Trip” to Pay Data Reporting
    by Cheryl L. Behymer, Sheila Willis - April 23, 2019
    A federal judge in Washington D.C. sent shockwaves through the employer community recently by reinstating a revised version of the EEO-1 report, which is now once again set to gather compensation information from employers across the country. The resurrection of the controversial revisions, which had been cast aside by the White House shortly after President Trump took over, may be challenged by an appeal and could also lea...
  • Pay Equity: Old-School or Cutting Edge?
    by Cheryl L. Behymer - July 14, 2017
    The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963. That same year, the Beatles wanted to hold your hand, President Kennedy was assassinated, and women were earning 59 to 64 cents for every dollar earned by men working the same jobs. Over 50 years later, the gender pay gap still exists. Although there has been progress, women today still only earn about 79 to 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. For women of color, the pay gap...
  • Be Ready for Increased Focus on Pay Equity in 2017
    by Cheryl L. Behymer - January 20, 2017
    Pay equity issues took center stage when the Lilly Ledbetter Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2009, the first such federal legislation to be enacted in an effort to close the wage gap between genders. This statute ushered in a new era for pay equity, and the effects continue to ripple throughout the country with no signs of slowing down. That Act overturned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that had denied r...