Pay equity is more than giving everyone the same amount of money

A few months ago Dan Price of Gravity Payments was lauded in the news for decreasing his salary and raising everyone else’s to a minimum of $70,000. This was heralded as the next wave of compensation. Unfortunately Mr. Price’s compensation experiment has backfired on him and his company. Trouble in paradise Now three months later …

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Tough to be a Federal Contractor these days

(Note: The promised post on gender pay inequality has been postponed.) On April 10th I wrote a post about two Presidential actions that were taken to put pressure on federal contractors to reform pay procedures. This followed the Executive Order that raised minimum wage to $10.10 per hour for federal contractors. Now comes the announcement  …

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Paycheck Fairness Act: You Decide Is This Necessary?

I and several other bloggers have written about the Paycheck Fairness Act which the Obama Administration is trying to get passed. Primary among this is a post entitled Paycheck Fairness Act Part II. This post points you to a position paper written by Camille Olsen of SayfarthShaw that is one of the best analyses of …

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Be a Bit Better at HR by the end of the day: Blog Posts You Should Read

Here are links to six blogs I think you should read. Aren’t I nice for saving you the time of finding the good ones? LOL Seth Godin, When Smart People Are Hard to Understand. Great advice on making yourself smarter when you don’t understand something said. Clue: Acting like you know is not it! Kris …

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Ledbetter: The Perpetual Paperwork Act

On Thursday the 19th of March I attended a good seminar at at great venue. The seminar was hosted by the lawfirm of Drew Eckl & Farnham and was held at the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. One of the sessions was lead by a long time aquaintence, Joe Chancey. The format for this session was …

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A Comparable Worth Discussion

Ann Bares, of Compensation Force, responded to a request from other HR pros and put on her blog a definition and discussion of the issue of comparable worth as presented in the current pay equity legislation. Take a look. BTW, for all of you PHRs and SPHRs that will need to recertify this will probably …

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Paycheck Fairness Act: Everyone Gets Paid NYC Wages

The Paycheck Fairness Act is in the House! The House of Representatives that is, and it is a crock! The Paycheck Fairness Act, sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) (wow, what a surprise), was approved by the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor on July 24, 2008. SHRM …

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Darn I Didn't Make This List: The Top 10 Overpaid Jobs

Looking back through some old newsletter mail, I ran across this BLR article reporting on an article in CareerJournal.com. It was written by Chris Pummer of MarketWatch. The title of his December 2007 article was “The 10 Most Overpaid U.S. Jobs And the Little Effort They Require.” His list looks like this (and includes some …

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