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Women Employees at Oracle Seek Class-Action Status in Gender Pay Lawsuit

Call it the class ceiling. Women suing major technology companies for gender discrimination would have much stronger leverage against their employers if they could press their claims on behalf of a large group of female colleagues. But last year, the …

UK Financial Services Firms Fail to Improve Gender Pay Gap

Women working in the U.K.’s financial-services industry are seeing little improvement in their pay parity with male colleagues, according to the latest batch of disclosures as this year’s reporting season comes to a close. Businesses have until midnight in London …

Employers May Have to Begin Reporting Gender Pay Data This Spring

Companies with more than 100 employees will have to report to the U.S. government data about how much workers are paid broken down by sex, race and ethnicity, possibly as soon as this spring, according to a new court ruling. …

Global Gender Pay Gap Improves Slightly but Will Take Many Years to Close: WEF

The good news: The global gender gap has improved, slightly. The reality: Differences in economic opportunity, including pay between men and women, are so vast it’ll take 202 years to fully bridge them, according to the World Economic Forum. The …

Diversity & Inclusion Help Drive Business Success: People Development Team

There has never been a better time for the insurance profession to begin deepening the conversation around diversity and inclusion (D&I). In fact, there has never been a better time to capitalize on the fact that the industry has started …

Court Rules Employers Cannot Use Salary History to Justify Gender Wage Gap

A U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled employers cannot use workers’ salary histories to justify gender-based pay disparities, saying that would perpetuate a wage gap that is “an embarrassing reality of our economy.” An 11-judge panel of the San Francisco-based …

Some U.K. Professional Firms ‘Understate’ Gender Pay Gap as New Data Law Looms

U.K. politicians are demanding law and accounting firms revise figures on how male and female staff are remunerated amid criticism that their partnership structures let them understate the gender pay gap. British companies with more than 250 employees have until …

States Move to Ban Asking Job Applicants About Past Salary

An awkward job interview question — how much did you make at your last job? — is getting banned in some parts of the country. Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants …

EEOC Alleges Maryland Insurance Administration Violated Equal Pay Act

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), alleging that Maryland’s insurance regulatory agency paid its women investigators and enforcement officers lower wages compared to their male counterparts for performing substantially …