ISM Number Two: SexISM Replayed

I originally wrote this back in 2009. Based on the headlines not much has changed.  Sexism is the second part of my series on ISM’s in Human Resources in the United States. According to Wikipedia “Sexism, a term coined in the mid-20th century,[1] refers to the belief or attitude that one gender or sex is …

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How the Paycheck Fairness Act is bad legislation

For a number of years the Obama administration has been trying to get the Paycheck Fairness Act passed. I first wrote about this in 2008 and several times since then. The Paycheck Fairness Act is a supposed amendment to the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The EPA has provided protection to women in pay situations …

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Small Wins in the Field of HR

Last week was one of a couple of “victories” of sort for HR. At least in my opinion. The first of these is that the Paycheck Fairness Act was rejected by the Senate. Needing a vote count of 60 or more the bill was rejected when the 58-41 vote did not produce the needed 60 …

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No Great Ideas: But Great Referrals

I had a great idea, but lost one resource I was going to use. Once I find it again I will post on the subject of Non-competes. But in the meantime I read two great posts that you NEED to read. The first is about the best COMMON SENSE explanation of the Paycheck Fairness Act …

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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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Good News! The Sex Pay Gap Is Gone!

In a September 2, 2010 article in USA Today reported research done by Reach Advisors on 2008 Census data. This data compared the income data for single men and women ages 22-30 in major metropolitan areas. The results showed that single women in this age bracket when compared to single men in that age bracket …

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Just In Case You Didn't the Feds Were Controlling Enough In HR

Before I start on my “rant” for the day I want to thank Stephanie R. Thomas for the post that is the inspiration for my post today. Her post, entitled The Men from NEPET Are Coming , appeared on the Compensation Cafe on August 20, 2010. In that post she pointed out a report from the …

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Highlights in Compensation Thought: Featuring The Compensation Cafe

Because I am a generalist by training and trade I have to work at keeping up on what is happening in compensation. I do so by reading one of my favorite blogs called Compensation Cafe. Created by Ann Bares, who also writes a personal comp blog called Compensation Force, it is a collection of posts …

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Senate Considers Pay Legislation That House Passed

The Paycheck Fairness Act and the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, that were passed in the House of Representatives last week, are now being considered by the Senate. SHRM opposes these bills, which while well meaning are flawed in construction. Here is why SHRM opposes them. SHRM opposes the following provisions of the Ledbetter Fair Pay …

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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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