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You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: Pay Equity Initiatives Flood the State Legislatures

by Littler on

In 2017, legislatures in more than 40 jurisdictions across the United States considered more than 100 bills intended to narrow the lingering pay gap between men and women. While only a handful of those proposals ultimately...more

UK Diversity Matters: The Gender Pay Gap and Gender Equality at Work

by Morgan Lewis on

More than ever, issues of gender equality and pay and sex discrimination in the workplace are at the forefront of public consciousness. Against the backdrop of significant momentum behind the #MeToo movement and other gender...more

Updates on Continuous Disclosure and Corporate Governance in Securities Law

by Bennett Jones LLP on

Three years following implementation of mandatory disclosure of women on boards and in executive officer positions, the new rules have marginally improved female representation. The percentage of women holding board seats...more

Recent Pay Equity Cases Show That Such Cases Are Ill-Suited For Class Treatment

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

We’re pleased to share a thoughtful look at whether lawsuits alleging illegal pay disparities under California law are suitable as class actions. This post, recently featured on Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Issues & Insights Blog,...more

Concert for Bangladesh and Gender Diversity at the Board

by Thomas Fox on

I found the questions that SSGA has laid out as a practical way to think through the gender diversity issue but also a wider variety of topics. For instance, in the area of compliance expertise on the Board, as required under...more

All the Money in the World: Mark Wahlberg, Michelle Williams, and wage disparity issues

by FordHarrison on

In the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal and the ongoing Hollywood reckoning, Kevin Spacey’s downfall was swift following accusations from Anthony Rapp that Spacey sexually assaulted him at the age of 14. Since Rapp came...more

Equal Pay and Gender Equality are No. 1 on N.J.’s New Governor’s Agenda

by Fisher Phillips on

Hours after being sworn in as New Jersey’s 56th governor on January 16th, Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order prohibiting public employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s current or prior salary. In doing...more

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Google Now Accused Of Bias Against Women And Men

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Google now finds itself in the unfortunate position of being accused of discrimination against women in pay and promotions and – according to a new complaint filed in California Superior Court – against...more

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy Signs First Executive Order for Equal Pay and Gender Equality

by Genova Burns LLC on

In his first official act as Governor of the State of New Jersey, Governor Phil Murphy issued an Executive Order on January 16, 2018 promoting equal pay for equal work in New Jersey. The Executive Order, which is set to take...more

UK Builds on Gender Pay Gap Regulations with Enforcement Proposal

On 19 December 2017, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) proposed a draft plan for enforcement action in relation to The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017. Consultation on the...more

Time’s Up: Hollywood Activism May Soon Lead To Pay Equity Scrutiny At Your Workplace

by Fisher Phillips on

The issue of gender equality in the workplace is staying firmly in the public eye with the creation of the Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund. Supported by over 300 actresses, agents, writers, directors, producers, and...more

Hearing The Need For More Women’s Voices In The Courtroom

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

For many female attorneys, the results revealed in the New York State Bar Association’s recently adopted report on female litigators in the courtroom were not encouraging but not terribly surprising. The report, entitled...more

Be Global: 2017 in review

by DLA Piper on

In this month's edition of Be Global, we bring together a summary of the most significant international employment law developments from the past 12 months, as reported on GENIE. Data privacy, whistleblowing, worker status...more

’Tis The Season For New Jersey CEPA And Gender Equity Notices And Increased Minimum Wage

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: It is once again that time of year when we remind our clients with operations in New Jersey of their obligation to distribute certain required notices to their employees as well as an increase in the...more

Steps to Determining Availability of Qualified Minority and Female Job Candidates

As part of a statistical analysis for an affirmative action program for minorities and females, contractors must estimate external availability in order to determine utilization and annual placement goals. Contractors are...more

Google Dodges Gender Discrimination Class Action For Now

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In Ellis v. Google, Inc., No. CGC-17-561299 (Cal Sup. Ct. Dec. 4, 2017), Judge Mary Wiss of the Superior Court of California granted a motion to dismiss a class action lawsuit brought by Google employees...more

Google It: Pay Equity Class Action Complaint Dismissed

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first case of its kind under the California Fair Pay Act, a court dismissed a pay equity class claim against Google, holding that alleging wage discrimination for “all women” does not plead enough...more

CEOs Take a Collaborative Approach to Creating More Inclusive Workplaces

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Numerous studies show that a diverse workforce can increase innovation, provide a competitive edge in selling products and services to different markets, improve decision-making, and significantly increase profits. But, these...more

Feel the Cultural Shift?

by Atma Global on

Cultural progress rarely unfolds in a neat, linear path. In the past couple of weeks, we’ve been witnessing just how turbulent this progress can be—as evidenced by the seismic changes in cultural attitudes that have occurred...more

I-18- DC Update on Joint Employer and OT Issues, and Part 1 of an Expert Interview on Pay Equity Audits

by Cozen O'Connor on

This episode of Employment Law Now provides an update on current DC initiatives to change joint employer and overtime exemption standards, as well as Part 1 of a two-part interview with a leading expert on conducting an...more

ISS Seeks Comment on Updated Policies Including Gender Pay Gap

by Stinson Leonard Street on

International Shareholder Services (ISS) has made available for public comment certain proposed changes to ISS’ benchmark voting policies for 2018 that could generally become effective for the upcoming proxy season....more

Single Women Buy More Homes, Earn Less Equity

For over 35 years, single women have consistently purchased more homes than their single male counterparts. Despite this trend, Redfin recently found that single women homeowners earn less home equity from their homes than...more

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting: The Story So Far

by Morgan Lewis on

In the United Kingdom, gender diversity and equal pay have been hitting the headlines. Halfway through the UK's first gender pay reporting year and with less than six months to go until the deadline for publication of...more

Time to End Gender Apartheid: Growing Up as Girls: Cultural and Structural Barriers

by Atma Global on

We’ve reached a global consensus that racial apartheid is wrong; let’s at least now raise the floor and recognize that gender apartheid is also morally wrong. Despite the progress toward gender equality that we have made in...more

2017 Labor & Employment Legislative Update: The End is Near!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Governor Jerry Brown has till October 15 to approve bills the Legislature sent to his desk by its Friday, September 15, deadline, including bills that would require employers to ”show us the money” for...more

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