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Infograph: Gender Pay Gap

Infograph: Gender Pay Gap

Women represent almost half of the workforce in the United States. They receive more college and graduate degrees than men. Despite these facts, women continue to earn, on average, 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. While there has been considerable progress made over the past decades to address this wage gap, at the current rate of change, it will not close until 2059.

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Nine Musts for Avoiding EEOC Scrutiny and Investigation

Nine Musts for Avoiding EEOC Scrutiny and Investigation

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Best Practices for Employers Amid Increasing Focus on Sex Discrimination and Equal Pay

When it comes to avoiding EEOC scrutiny and investigation, smart employers do not assume that they “already know everything they need to” or that “just using common sense is enough.” Other organizations have learned the hard way that simplistic and short-sighted approaches are not sufficient. To protect your organization from costly and undesired EEOC inquiries and ensure your employees enjoy a workplace free of discrimination and harassment, a deliberate and disciplined approach is required. Below are nine musts that can help foster an effective, EEOC-compliant workplace:

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DHR's Leigh Anne Ciccarelli to Present on Legal Issues

DHR's Leigh Anne Ciccarelli to Present on Legal Issues

leigh anne ciccarelli smLeigh Anne Ciccarelli, General Counsel for DHR and part of its leadership team, will be presenting on a wide range of legal issues at NAPEO's 2016 Legal Update & Western States Leadership Council Forum. The event will take place on December 7-8 at the Sheraton Grand in Phoenix, Arizona.

Ms. Ciccarelli will be joined by other legal experts, including Neil Alexander, Gordon Berger, Brian Nugent, and John Polson. The group will cover multiple issues, such as EEOC, wage statement and equal pay developments, EEO-1 reporting, immigration & new I-9s, OSHA and drug testing, and much more. The presentations are scheduled for Wednesday, December 7th with a discussion and Q&A session the following morning on Thursday, December 8th.

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HR 101: Minimum Wage

HR 101: Minimum Wage

In this recurring DHR blog feature, Christine La fore (Associate General Counsel for DHR) brings clarity and definition to sometimes confusing terms that hold importance for employers and their HR policies. Christine has reviewed and analyzed countless legal documents and rulings and uses her expertise to help employers properly understand these items to apply policy and promote compliance.

What is Minimum Wage?

The current federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour however, some states and cities have established minimum wage laws as well. This means if a state has a higher minimum wage than the federal minimum, employers are obligated to pay employees at the higher rate.

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The Long-awaited Update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

The Long-awaited Update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification

The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has issued the long-awaited update to the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification. This new form includes revisions which are designed to help employers reduce technical errors. Additionally, the USCIS has modified the electronic features of the form to promote electronic completion. For those completing the form electronically, instructions for each field is available by clicking a question mark in the box and many fields now include boxes with drop-down lists and calendars. The Form I-9 remains two pages, and has a revision date of November 14, 2016.

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