Employment Law News: Gender Pay Gap, Transgender Discrimination, and Telecommuting

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With everchanging political and legislative landscapes, it's important for employers to know and understand the trends that have the potential to impact their business. At ERC, we like to keep informed on legislation and rulings from around the country that may influence how you approach your handbooks, strategies, and even company culture.

Below, Tara Motheral, HR Advisor at ERC, discusses three recent cases, including what happened in each case and what the key takeaway is for each case that may impact your business:


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The Pay Gap in 2014: Equal Pay for Equal Work?

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The Pay Gap in 2014: Equal Pay for Equal Work?

Depending on which set of survey data is used, which methodology is employed, or which sectors of the workforce are included, the gap reported between male and female “percent of earnings” or dollars & cents can vary by as much as 14 cents on the dollar.

At the high end, is the US Census Bureau reporting women make 77 cents on the dollar when compared to men in 2014. After controlling for a wide variety of variables, some experts would argue that this difference shrinks to 9 cents.
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