January 2016 was the month that the EEOC-or U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commision-announced the plan to start a database where information regarding wages would be held. This system could potentially create a more equal pay scale in the work place. If approved, the new rule would go into effect in September 2017.
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The EEOC enforces the federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including pay discrimination. Over a span of several decades, different establishments have sent in the employee data they have such as race, ethnicity, and job title. Annually, this info is sent in by the employers on a form called the EEO-1.It was suggested that the form also have wage data from all private employers, as well as federal contractors, with over one hundred workers.
Pay inequality often goes undetected because of a lack of information about what employees are paid. Retaliation is common when a worker suggests the the employer that they are being payed in an unfair or discriminatory manner. By recording the data from numerous different lines of work, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and the EEOC can help get rid of the discrimination.
Also, it is thought that having this data recorded, will push the higher ups to see what their pay system really looks like. This way, they can get rid of any discrimination they may, uknowingly, be practicing.
Employers will give the aggreate pay information, which will be available verus having it all publicly displayed. Employers will be able to compare regional pay systems to ensure equal pay throughout their companies.
The goal is for employers to rectify any unfair situations before it comes down to a legal matter. Fair pay data will likely boost earning for companies.
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