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  • Be Ready for Increased Focus on Pay Equity in 2017
    by Cheryl L. Behymer - January 20, 2017
    Pay equity issues took center stage when the Lilly Ledbetter Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2009, the first such federal legislation to be enacted in an effort to close the wage gap between genders. This statute ushered in a new era for pay equity, and the effects continue to ripple throughout the country with no signs of slowing down. That Act overturned a U.S. Supreme Court decision that had denied reco...
  • Customer Service: How Many Hoops Is Too Many?
    by Alexandra Levit - January 20, 2017
    Customers are always right—or are they? As business owners, we try to go above and beyond to provide the best possible experience and customer service to our clients. However, there are times that, despite our best efforts, we simply can’t resolve the situation in a manner that’s satisfactory to both parties. Three business owners—Patrick Barnhill, founder of SpecialistID in Miami, Florida; Tim Maliy...
  • Disability Etiquette: Tips for Interacting with Individuals with Disabilities
    by Lauren Collinson - January 20, 2017
    According to the Americans with Disabilities Act, an Individual with a Disability (IWD) is defined as a person who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such an impairment, or a person who is perceived by others as having such an impairment. Taking this definition into account, it is no surprise IWDs make up the largest minority...
  • The New National Origin Discrimination Guidance
    by Judy Lindenberger - January 20, 2017
    Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 protects employees from discrimination and retaliation due to national origin. Title VII makes it unlawful for employers to treat workers unfairly because of their national origin or ethnic background, if an individual is from a certain country, or if he or she has cultural, physical, or linguistic characteristics of a certain ethnic group. In FY 2015, approximately 11% of workplace...
  • The OFCCP Digest Volume 7, Issue 1
    by Local JobNetwork™ - January 20, 2017
    Be Ready for Increased Focus on Pay Equity in 2017 Topic: Compensation Pay equity issues took center stage when the Lilly Ledbetter Act was signed into law by President Obama in 2009, the first such federal legislation to be enacted in an effort to close the wage gap between genders. This statute ushered in a new era for pay equity, and...
  • Tools for Your Toolbox - A Compensation Overview Made Simple
    by Lisa Kaiser - January 20, 2017
    Yes, you saw that correctly. An analysis of your compensation while doing a self-audit, at least an overview in the manner typically done in a desk audit by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), can be relatively simple. That’s not because the agency lacks the skills to conduct complex compensation analyses, but because the sheer number of audits the agency investigates every year makes running co...
  • Waiting for Change at OFCCP
    by Bill Osterndorf - January 20, 2017
    In January of 2017, Donald Trump will be president of the United States. This is not what the political pundits expected, and it is not what most service providers working in the affirmative action/equal opportunity area expected. Now that a Trump presidency is a reality, it is time to determine how this affects organizations that must comply with the federal affirmative action laws. How Are the Federal Affirmative Action...
  • Women's Day Off
    by Debra Wheatman - January 18, 2017
    October 24, 1975. 90% of the women in Iceland went on strike. No work. No cooking. No shopping. No cleaning. No caring for children. Almost 25,000 women assembled in the capital city of Reykjavik in protest of economic inequality of women. The impact was enormous. It paralyzed the economy, and put the tiny nation of Iceland at the forefront of the fight for gender inequality. This year, on the 41st anniversary of Women’...
  • Uber: The Right HR Leader Depends On Your Company's Maturity...
    by Kris Dunn - January 17, 2017
    If there's one thing that's true in HR, it's that today's HR leader right for a company may not be right for the same company 3 years from now. Things change. New leaders come in, new strategies are developed and deployed. And if you're really lucky, your company experiences exponential growth that causes you to need a different type of HR leader. Uber fits that example, and they just had a trade out - an...
  • Demographic Shifts Make Succession Planning Mandatory
    by Alexandra Levit - January 13, 2017
    Succession planning means different things to different people, but it can be broadly defined as a process of developing high-potential employees to fill future strategic roles within the organization. Many organizations engage in succession planning activities informally or not at all, especially if they are small to medium-sized businesses. However, lacking an official succession plan opens up a company to substantial ris...