As a follow up to yesterday’s post on the proposed changes to EEO-1 reports, the EEOC is not the only ones trying to increase efforts to combat gender pay inequity.

The New Jersey Legislature recently passed amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination that provide broader prohibitions on gender discriminatory pay practices.  The bill

As many of you probably know, the EEOC has issued a proposed rule that, if adopted, would require significant changes to the EEO-1 reporting requirements.  The rule proposal is designed to help the EEOC gather data related to pay discrimination claims.  If adopted, it will require employers who are required to complete annual EEO-1 reports

As we reported last week, the New Jersey Senate was considering an Equal Pay Bill that would amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  Today, the Senate voted overwhelmingly in favor of this bill.  It will now go to the Assembly.

As we mentioned before, this bill has some significant changes for employers.  Employers

In recent years the issue of the so-called “gender gap” in employee wages has, pardon the use of this word, “engendered” strong feeling on the part of the labor and business communities.  Proponents of the gender gap theory maintain that the data is clear that women earn, on average, 79 cents per dollar that is

“Women continue to make less than men for the same work,” notes Tara Siegel Bernard in her interesting article in the New York Times of November 15 entitled “Vigilant Eye On Gender Pay Gap.”

Link:  http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/15/business/keeping-a-vigilant-eye-on-pay-equity-for-women.html?module=Search&mabReward=relbias%3Ar%2C%7B%222%22%3A%22RI%3A18%22%7D&_r=0

gender pay disparity : Income gap. Different income between husband and wife Stock Photo

What is particularly interesting is that while she examines the causes of gender pay disparity, she also reports on