What They Aren’t Telling You About the Gender Wage Gap

Workology

First let me start off by saying I believe the wage gap is real. The wage gap is an issue according to what I know about being a woman and according to research, which tells us that women are making on average $.78 Having been involved in my share of salary negotiations and compensation investigations, I can say that none of my investigations were concluded with evidence that a hiring manager was intentionally providing male candidates with more compensation than female ones.

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“My raise was tiny. Illegal discrimination, or legal cost-cutting?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I feel like it is age discrimination and they are trying to starve me out. For there to be illegal “discrimination,” there must be an illegal “motivation” in your employer’s mind and heart. It is not illegal discrimination for an older person to receive a small raise, or to be demoted, or even to be laid off. How can you tell if you have a “case” of illegal discrimination? Question: Hello. I have been with my present employer for over 28 years. I am now 50.

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“Sales compensation plans: are there limits on when and how they can be changed?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Question: The sales compensation package for my company says that the company has the right to amend, change, or cancel the sales compensation plan at any time – except where prohibited by law. . A compensation “plan” is a kind of contract, presented by the employer to the employee, that says, in effect “These are the compensation (or commission) terms we offer to you.” A compensation plan is a contract about one thing: compensation.

“Employer’s Sole Discretion” in Contracts, Handbooks and Compensation Plans: Six Strong Arguments to Defeat It

Sklover Working Wisdom

On this basis, Brandon felt confident he would achieve an overall increase in compensation. The company Bonus Plan provided that any issues as to eligibility, entitlement or calculation of bonuses would be “determined with finality by the Company Compensation Committee in its sole and absolute discretion.”. Brandon’s attorney helped him appeal these decisions to the Company Compensation Committee. “Everyone is entitled to their own opinion.

Alleged Pay Discrimination at Google Makes Marc Benioff and Salesforce Look Amazing.

The HR Capitalist

In their efforts to bring wage equality to Silicon Valley, government officials have accused one of the tech industry's anchor firms of large-scale gender discrimination. Department of Labor (DOL), available data suggests that women who work at Google suffer from "systemic compensation disparities" compared to their male peers. Compensation Employee Relations Litigation

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Illegal Discrimination in Tech? Hardly

Evil HR Lady

Friday, September 03, 2010 Illegal Discrimination in Tech? So, when I hear women whining about being discriminated against I always have to stop and wonder, is it illegal discrimination or different choices? Illegal Discrimination in Tech? A few months ago I found a peer reviewed journal article showing that Male to Female transsexuals found their wages declined while Female to Male transexuals had an increase. Evil HR Lady Why am I evil?

Lean In or Lean Out: Women Are Damned Either Way

Workology

that a man makes, there is still a considerable distance to go before we compensate everyone equally. In order for us to build a more egalitarian workforce and continue to have women strive to be their best, we need to address the deep-seated discrimination against women leaders and remove the psychological costs of attaining those leadership positions. When a woman does gain […] Business HR Leadership Work discrimination leader leadership sexism wage gap women

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Closing the Gap: Massachusetts Bans Screening Candidates Based on Salary

Workology

“No employer shall discriminate in any way on the basis of gender in the payment of wages or other compensation, including benefits and other compensation, or pay any person a salary or wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of a different gender for comparable work.” HR equal pay gender pay gap gender wage gapMassachusetts businesses have two years to comply with a new equal pay law passed by the state legislature on August 1st.

Age Discrimination During Job Search | Tim's Strategy

Tim's Strategy

Blog Free Downloads Sponsor Resources FAQ [05.25.10] View Comments If You Discriminate, I Am 44 You will never put this on top of your resume. The point being that a company or hiring manager that discriminates based on age will eventually learn that you are not 32. What has your experience been with age discrimination? McDermott & Bull said: Member: If You Discriminate, I Am 44: So it’s Thursday and I’ll be sharing posts today that illu… [link] via @timsstrategy [.]

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“Is sign-on bonus repayment to an employer ‘before taxes’ or ‘after taxes’?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

All it means is that you paid tax dollars to the government on wages you had to return, and therefore did not really earn. These reasons might include, among others, (a) your being harassed or treated with great hostility; (b) your belief that you were being discriminated against; (c) your belief that you were being urged to engage in improper or illegal conduct; or (d) your belief that you were being retaliated against for objecting to a wrongful practice or dishonest procedure.

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“How do I pick a good employment attorney to represent me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Published on July 8th, 2010 by Alan Sklover Question: I have filed a claim of discrimination with the federal Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”). I am at a loss trying to determine what to look for in choosing a discrimination employment lawyer or law firm in my area that will put forth 100% in defending my rights. My case has merit, but if it is not presented appropriately the company will get away with shameless discrimination again.

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Knowing Your Legal Rights as an Intern

Ms. Career Girl

This means those who participate in internships will not be compensated for their time spent in the office. The law also states that if the company is using an intern in place of a traditional employee, as supplemental help during a busy season or as a trial period before being given a full-time position, the intern must receive at least minimum wage. Intern Protection From Discrimination. Until very recently, interns were not protected under job discrimination laws.

Why You Might Make Less Money Than Your Colleague

Water Cooler Wisdom

Also as reported in the HBR article, The Center for American Progress went a step further and tracked wage gaps by age and occupation.    Apparently, wage discrimination doesn’t get better as you get older, more seasoned, or better educated – it gets worse.  Compensation Current Affairs Employment Trends HR Issues News & PoliticsYou might be equal to the colleague in the next office over and still make less money.  

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Key Benefits To Keep In Mind When Looking For Work Out Of State

Corn on the Job

Financial Remuneration Laws Including Minimum Wage. While the federal minimum wage remains $7.25, many states have successfully drafted and passed their own legislation on acceptable minimum wages. At the beginning of 2020, 21 states raised their minimum wages.

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Is Your Small Business Breaking Labor Laws? 5 Mistakes to Avoid

Jobacle

If you’re requiring your employees to work at a specific location during specific hours, they must be classified as employees and offered all of the protections they’re entitled to under the law, such as workers compensation and unemployment insurance. Even if an employee leaves your company on poor terms, you have to give him or her that last paycheck — to not do so is wage theft. Not Providing Harassment or Discrimination Training to Supervisors.

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Don’t Believe “The Big ‘At Will’ Lie”: 117 Reasons an “At Will” Employee Cannot Be Fired, and There’s Plenty More

Sklover Working Wisdom

In like fashion, the law says, in effect, to people who want to be employers, “There are certain rules you must follow if you want to get into an employment relation, including (a) the legal obligation to pay at least a minimum hourly wage, (b) the legal obligation to provide a safe workplace, (c) the legal obligation to provide workers’ compensation insurance, and (d) the legal obligation to pay overtime to that employee, among others. “The greatest pleasure in life is doing.

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4 Ways to Evaluate An Internship Program – And Why It Matters

Career Alley

percent of companies still offer unpaid internships or internships that pay less than minimum wage. Unpaid internships also open the door to discrimination of all kinds, because unpaid interns are not legally recognized as employees. It’s up to you to consider your experience, compensation, and training needs, and compare them to the internship programs you’re interested in or currently a part of. It’s no secret unpaid internships are currently a trending topic.

“How can I get my employer to honor the salary offer it made when.

Sklover Working Wisdom

For this reason, you have a fine legal claim for unpaid wages. And you have also written to the company “making a claim” for those unpaid wages. You have a right to both (a) file a claim for unpaid wages with the New York State Department of Labor, which will follow up on this for you, or (b) take your employer to Court (probably Small Claims Court) where you do not have to hire an attorney, but you can represent yourself. [By Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

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“Can I be fired for having a sick child?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I know of no law in any state that prohibits “discrimination” against a parent for having a sick child. Anti-discrimination laws usually protect people who are in “protected categories” from being discriminated against for being in those “protected categories,” which include age, race, gender, pregnancy, national origin, etc. On their website [www.theamlongfirm.com] they describe themselves as “Family Responsibility Discrimination Lawyers.”

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Self-Help Action Plan 1: “Totally Frazzled from Work? Here’s What You Can Do”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As explained above, as you recuperate and recover, with your health care professional you may consider (i) if you will return to your job, (ii) if you will return to your job after requesting a “disability accommodation,” (iii) if you will file a complaint of hostility, bullying or discrimination, (iv) if you will seek another job elsewhere, (v) if you will seek severance, or (vi) if you will involuntarily resign. During Your FMLA Leave of Absence – SEEK WORKERS COMPENSATION?

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When Leaving Your Job, How to Take Your Colleagues With You

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

2010 116

“Can an employer take back a job offer, even after I accepted it.

Sklover Working Wisdom

The one exception to this analysis is this: if you believe that the offer was withdrawn for an “illegal reason,” that is, because of (a) your age, (b) your gender, (c) your nationality, (d) your religion, (e) in some places, your sexual orientation, and if you had some kind of evidence that was the reason, then you have every right to sue for illegal discrimination under California and federal anti-discrimination laws. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G.

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“How long is an offer of severance good for?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

It’s a bit complicated, but two federal laws that protect older employees from discrimination (Age Discrimination in Employment Act, or “ADEA,” and the Older Workers Benefit Protection Act, or “OWBPA”) require that either 21 days, or 45 days, be provided, depending on your circumstances. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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“Can my employer change its attendance policy any way it wants to?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

I believe the new attendance policy will open the door to discrimination, favoritism “brown nosing,” and other forms of illegal and just plain wrong behaviors. However, an employer cannot establish employment policies that are clearly intended to illegally discriminate, such as a policy that provided time off for new mothers, but did not provide time off for new fathers. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M.

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Solving The Retention Puzzle (Part 2)

Career Realism

Successful Retention = f (Objective Expectations, Compensation, Training, Recognition, Feedback, Organizational Culture, and…). Compensation – It’s Not Just Money. Notice that compensation, particularly just money, is not on this “short list.” Compensation increases can often be little more than a negotiating tactic when an employee uses an offer from another organization (or the threat of an “offer”) to get a raise.

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“How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Because of that injury, I have been placed on a Workers Compensation leave of absence. My manager told me not to mention to the Workers Compensation Board that my co-workers contributed to the cause of the injury. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » “How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?” “How How can I stop co-workers from bullying me?”

“Can having a business website 'on the side' be reason for.

Sklover Working Wisdom

First, some background: Generally, employers can terminate their employment relations with an employee for any reason – no matter how trivial, or even nonsensical – so long as it is not a legally prohibited reason, such as illegal discrimination, illegal retaliation, violation of a law, or breach of a contract. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O.

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Did You Know That. ?

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing. Blog » Did You Know That. ? Did You Know That. ?

2010 125

Seven Short Q&A’s on Saturday

Sklover Working Wisdom

” An employer can always change the terms of compensation with two exceptions: (1) not if a contract says it cannot do so, and (2) not retroactively, but only regarding future efforts, not past efforts. The new Pennsylvania law’s provisions are a little complicated: The law imposes an offset on unemployment benefits that is calculated by subtracting 40 percent of the “average annual wage” under the Unemployment Compensation Law from the total severance amount.

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“Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Job offers can be rescinded for almost any reason, other than legally impermissible reasons such as illegal discrimination or illegal retaliation. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Blog » “Can a job offer be rescinded if my new employer finds out I was terminated from my previous employer?” “Can

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Justice Department Sues Nation's Largest Mortgage Insurance.

HireCentrix

Justice Department Sues Nation’s Largest Mortgage Insurance Provider for Discrimination Against Women on Paid Maternity Leave. WASHINGTON – The Justice Department announced today that it has sued the Mortgage Guaranty Insurance Corporation (MGIC), the nation’s largest mortgage insurance company, and two of its underwriters, Elgina Cunningham and Kelly Kane, for violating the Fair Housing Act by discriminating against women on paid maternity leave. Be our Friend.

Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Being retained, compensated and promoted all starts there: whether you focus on and fulfill your employer’s needs. Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

2010 109

“Can an employer delay accepting an employee's resignation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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Fact Sheet - Break Time for Nursing Mothers under the FLSA

HireCentrix

Written by Wage and Hour Division. The FLSA requirement of break time for nursing mothers to express breast milk does not preempt State laws that provide greater protections to employees (for example, providing compensated break time, providing break time for exempt employees, or providing break time beyond 1 year after the child’s birth). . Coverage and Compensation. Next > Author of this article: Wage and Hour Division. Be our Friend.

“How can I get some needed relief from FMLA-retaliation?”

Sklover Working Wisdom

As to you, your employer and your FMLA legal rights, I strongly suggest you file a FMLA Complaint about how you have been treated with the federal agency that is there to help taxpayers like you on matters of FMLA: the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor. The US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division will investigate your complaint. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division FMLA Complaints Ray Blanchard, Asst.

2010 109

Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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Sklover's Thought for the Work Week > Sklover Working Wisdom

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

2010 109

“Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing. Blog » “Before leaving my job to open my own business, can I contact the clients to let them know?”

2010 109

“Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing. Blog » “Is it a conflict of interest if I work in the same place as my son, and I cover a shift for him? “Is

2010 109

Friday Feedback

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

2010 109

“If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing. Blog » “If my company is sold, can I collect unemployment insurance benefits?” “If

Sklover's Thought for the Work Week

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing.

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Recommended Resources.

Sklover Working Wisdom

Salary, Raise, Bonus, Compensation G. Discrimination, Harassment & Hostility M. Overtime, Commissions, Unpaid Wages O. Kossoff – Executive Advice LJL Seminars – Public Speaking Payscale.com – Compare Your Salary Resume Service, Best Resumes of New York Salary.com – Compensation Info Become Part of What We Are Doing. Blog » Recommended Resources. Recommended Resources.