Eight months after the Department of Labor sued Google over refusing to provide pay data amidst an Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs’ (OFCCP) audit, three female former Google employees have filed a pay equity class action lawsuit against the company.
It looks like the skepticism of employers relying on previous wage history is not limited to the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). The Ninth Circuit has decided to rehear a case, AILEEN RIZO v. JIM YOVINO, en banc. The case involves alleged pay discrimination against a female employee of Fresno County Office of Education (FCOE).
On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) filed an appeal with the Administrative Review Board (ARB), officially challenging a recent decision denying the agency access to some of the documents it sought as part of its highly-publicized review of the compensation practices at Google Inc.’s headquarters location.
Register today and learn how recent fair pay legislation impacts your organization in this free webinar hosted by LocalJobNetwork.
Lynn Clements, Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs and former EEOC and OFCCP official, teams up with Tim Muma of LocalJobNetwork to bring you best practices for proactively managing this developing area of law in this informative webinar, “Pay Equity: What You Don’t Know Can Cost You.” Lynn will cover recent state and local law changes about fair pay, the new administration’s approach to pay discrimination, and how to proactively identify and address pay inequality issues in your organization. Register now for this free webinar on Wednesday, September 27 at 11:00 a.m Eastern and learn how to protect your company from potential pay equity risks.
In an effort to address pay inequalities, several states and localities have taken recent steps to bridge this gap by amending or updating their pay equity laws. One measure that is trending amongst state and local governments is the proposed legislation that prohibits employers from requesting salary histories from job applicants. In the past year or so, Massachusetts, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Philadelphia, New York City, Delaware, and most recently San Francisco, have all passed laws that prohibit or limit organizations from requesting salary history from an applicant and/or using the applicant’s prior salary history to determine their starting pay. Let’s take a quick look at the specifics for a few these states and cities that have recently passed this type of legislation.
On July 14, 2017, Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) Steven Berlin issued a recommended administrative decision in the publicity-generating case between Google and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). For those who have been following along, you know OFCCP sued Google in early January for access to additional employee pay data and employee contact information for more than 20,000 employees as part of a routine compliance review of Google’s headquarters.
Listen to Lynn Clements, Director of Regulatory Affairs at Berkshire Associates, discuss recent developments at the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and how these developments—along with the current political climate—impacts whether or not the revised EEO-1 Report will move forward.
Lynn also provides listeners with steps employers can take to be proactive, and remain prepared to file.