Risk Management |
From the July/August 2018 Net Assets magazine
The following is an excerpt of the article "The More You Know," which covers nine additional topics (see box below).
By Grace H. Lee, NBOA
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 provide federal protection against pay disparities based on gender and other protected categories. Nevertheless, the latest pay gap statistics show that for every $1 paid to men, women are paid 80 cents, according to an analysis by the Center for American Progress. Compared to white men, African-American women are paid 63 cents, and Hispanic women are paid 54 cents per dollar.
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To combat the persistent pay gap, a growing number of state and local governments are passing aggressive pay-equity laws. Many of these laws include a provision banning salary history inquiries during the hiring process because such inquiries only perpetuate the pay gap from employer to employer. In addition, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has specifically ruled that salary history does not justify salary gaps. Riding the growing momentum of changes in laws, there is increased interest in pay transparency among employees, shareholders, civil rights groups and activists.
One emerging best practice is to ask for salary expectations instead of salary history during the interview and hiring process — even if your state or local law does not ban salary history information. Schools should be prepared to justify pay structures and salaries based on legitimate factors such as experience, seniority, education and other job-related merits. Schools are also encouraged to take proactive measures and conduct an analysis by examining payroll data for evidence of pay gaps based on gender, race or other protected categories. If any disparities emerge, determine if you have legitimate business reasons for them.
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