Diversity, Retention & Pay Equity

By Erin Dougherty Foley and Craig B. Simonsen

Seyfarth Synopsis: These new regulations require federal agencies to be “model employers” of individuals with disabilities. As such, they now must take specific steps that are “reasonably designed” to gradually increase the number of employees who have a disability.

We had blogged previously about the Equal

By Kevin A. Fritz and Kyla Miller

Seyfarth Synopsis: SEC announced they are proposing a new rule to elicit more information about the diversity of corporate board members, maintaining that the amount of minority directors at the largest public companies has “stagnated” at 15%.

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), long known as “the disclosure

Seyfarth Synopsis: Members of the Pay Equity Group are hosting an in-person discussion June 22nd to help employers stay ahead of this trend.

As you have likely gathered with the plethora of recent media coverage, pay equity presents one of the fastest moving issues in the employment law landscape.

Politicians have added the “Pay Gap”

By Annette Tyman, Katherine Mendez, and Christopher W. Kelleher

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Maryland Governor Hogan has signed into law a new pay equity bill that strengthens protection against pay discrimination in the workplace, and prohibits employers from providing less favorable employment opportunities because of sex or gender identity. 

Maryland has joined states such as

By Kristina M. Launey with Christine Hendrickson

Seyfarth Synopsis.  Responding to inquiries regarding your company’s stance on pay equity can be dicey.  Having a strategy on how you address questions is important. 

Every time a client asks “what do I say” in response to employee inquiries about what the client’s company is doing to ensure

By Maria Papasevastos and Nadia Bandukda

On Monday, the New Jersey Assembly approved a pay equity bill that would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination to strengthen protections against pay discrimination in the workplace.

The bill already passed the Senate last month, and is now being sent to Governor Christie’s desk.  While Christie has

By Annette Tyman, Christine Hendrickson and Kristina M. Launey

Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the   California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law. The Fair Pay Act will be effective January 1, 2016 for employers with California-based employees.

How Does This Law Differ

By Ellen E. McLaughlin and Craig B. Simonsen

iStock_000038222258IllustraThe U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Disability Employment Policy has recently released the “Inclusive Internship Programs: A How-to Guide for Employers” (How-To-Guide).

The DOL’s guide provides information on the benefits that inclusive internship programs may bring to employers. For example, the How-To-Guide indicates that