Starting in 2016, the UK government will force large firms to reveal the difference between what they pay their men and women, in an effort aimed to spur those companies to close their gaps. The exact disclosure requirements of the gender pay audits, which will affect companies with 2
Last week the equal-pay movement gained an unlikely supporter in Pope Francis, who called the pay gap between men and women “a pure scandal.” The Pope used his weekly address to urge Christians to demand equal pay for equal work, saying, “Why is it expected that women must earn less t
This was in my Twitter feed today to remind me it’s Equal Pay Day: This is funny, + sadly, true. On average, ♀ r working 22% of the time 4 free. We need 2 fix this. https://t.co/c76v6hqeXC @GloriaFeldt — Sheryl L. Axelrod (@sher_lawyer) April 14, 2015 I don’t know about yo
Happy Equal Pay Day! Seriously, there is such a thing as equal pay day, and it’s today, April 8. What’s going on with equal pay anyway? Isn’t it a thing of the past since women have achieved relative parity in the workforce? Well, no. Despite the fact that women make up half the entry
Women make up nearly half of the U.S. labor force, but on average they still only earn about three-quarters as much as men do. Why? Professor Claudia Goldin, the first woman to earn tenure in Harvard’s economics department, has done research that delves deeply into this question. She
Today marks the 5th anniversary of the historic signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by President Obama. In 2007, Lilly Ledbetter entered the Supreme Court with a mission: to achieve equal pay for equal work. Ledbetter, a former supervisor at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, received
Sometimes, when I watch the news, I ask myself: What year is it again? 1950 or 2013? In terms of pay equality it becomes hard to tell the difference between now and 60 years ago. As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Equal Pay Act it is recognized that we still have a long way t
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