(From Fisher Phillips) The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) is paying additional attention to equal pay issue as reflected in its recent actions to sue employers in cases where businesses may have failed to meet their obligation to pay male and female employees comparable wages for similar work. Employers will also need to turn over pay data and hours worked information in the updated EEO-1 report by September 30, 2019. The information contained in these filings may also present more justifications for the EEOC to increase its enforcement activity.
Employers can take steps to minimize risk and ensure their employees are being paid in compliance with the laws. Key practices include conducting a pay equity audit of your workforce, training human resources staff regarding equal pay laws and modifying company policies as needed to ensure legal compliance with federal and state laws. Taking these early measures will help you be proactive should an employee file a charge or suit. More at Fisher Phillips
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