Parent company, 21st Century Fox has agreed to pay $10 million in settlements for 18 former employees following claims of alleged sexual harassment and racial discrimination. After rounds of mediation both Fox and the plaintiff’s attorneys released a statement announcing the settlement.
In late April, Computer giant Dell EMC, headquartered in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, was ordered to pay more than $2.9 million in back wages to settle a claim of paying women and some minority employees less than their white male counterparts. The pay inequities allegedly began in 2012 in their Pleasanton and Santa Clara, CA locations and in two North Carolina locations beginning in 2014. The settlement is a result of routine compliance evaluations initiated by the OFCCP. Some areas of the alleged discrimination are:
Make your way to Berkshire Associates’ booth #1814 at the SHRM 2018 Annual Exposition & Conference from June 17- 20 in Chicago, IL. This annual conference offers HR professionals a fun and engaging educational experience. SHRM’s speakers discuss the many challenges HR professional are currently facing and provide them with practical and ready to implement solutions.
Lynn Clements, Berkshire’s Director of Regulatory Affairs, will share insight on the increasing use of alternative employment relationships such as freelance, contingent, on-call, and temporary workers—otherwise known as the ‘gig’ economy—on May 8 at the Kansas City ILG meeting.
Recently, New Jersey governor Phil Murphy signed a bill aimed at promoting equal pay for workers. This law promotes equal pay for workers regardless of race or gender. According to estimates, women in New Jersey earn roughly 81 cents on the dollar compared to men, which is closely in line with the national pay gap of 80 cents on the dollar.
Uber Technologies Inc. recently agreed to a preliminary settlement of class claims alleging the ride-sharing giant discriminated against female and minority engineers. Employees who filed the suit claimed that Uber violated the California Equal Pay Act and Private Attorneys General Act, stating that female and employees of color were valued less than male, white, or Asian American peers. The employees claim this resulted in lower performance ratings despite equal or better performance and lower pay.
The filing deadline for the 2017 EEO-1 report has been extended to Friday, June 1, 2018. Employers initially had until March 31, 2018, to file the report also known as the Employer Information Report. The EEOC’s website has been updated to confirm the extension and can be found at https://www.eeoc.gov/employers/reporting.cfm.