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Employer Vulnerability Audit
Friday, October 30, 2015
With the implementation of the National Labor Relations Board's "Quickie Election" rule, the period between filing a representation petition and the scheduling of a union election has been significantly reduced. The NLRB
HEC Releases 2015 Pay Rates in Hawaii Final Report
Friday, October 30, 2015
The 2015 Pay Rates in Hawaii Survey was conducted during July through September 2015. Pay rates were effective as of July 1, 2013 and cover regular full-time and part-time employees working 20 hours or more. Pay rate
EEOC Issues Proposed Rule on Wellness Programs
Friday, October 30, 2015
Last week, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking to update regulations implementing the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) as to employer
Ninth Circuit Considers Whether EEOC is Entitled to Employee Contact Information During Investigation
Friday, October 30, 2015
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission brought a subpoena enforcement action against an employer, McLane Company, for failing to produce evidence the agency requested in its investigation of a female employee's
Second Circuit Protects Employees' Expletive-Laden Facebook Posts
Friday, October 30, 2015
The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit issued a summary order affirming a 2014 National Labor Relations Board decision finding that an employer violated the National Labor Relations Act by terminating
Study Sheds Light on Employee Unscheduled Absences, FMLA Usage in 2014
Friday, October 30, 2015
Employees averaged six unscheduled absences from work in 2014, according to a recent study from the National Business Group on Health and Truven Health Analytics. The Employer Measures of Productivity, Absence and Quality
Disconnect between Knowledge and Implementation of Workplace Flu Prevention is Problematic
Thursday, October 22, 2015
As flu season rolls around every year, workers and employers are well aware of the negative impacts on productivity that result if the illness spreads in their workplaces. Workers are likewise aware that the flu is
Reduction in Discretionary Bonus May Be an Adverse Employment Action
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Can an employee proceed on a disability discrimination claim solely based upon the employer's decision to reduce her discretionary bonus? The United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit considered this issue in
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Pay Equity in the Workplace: Do Gender-Based Disparities Still Exist?

Pay equity is one of the hottest topics in Human Resources today. It seems like every day there’s a story on pay equity on the news or in various e-newsletters. But what does pay equity really mean? Does pay equity exist already, or how can we create it? Let’s take a look at this sensitive and critical HR topic.

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