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HR Hot Topic: Pay Equity

About this course

The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963, yet a 2020 report by hired.com found that 63 percent of men receive higher salaries than women performing the same job. In this course, you will explore the importance of developing workplace policies that address unfair gaps in employee pay. You will learn about tools that can help inform those policies—like survey and pay audits—and best practices for their implementation. This course presents federal and state legislation on pay equity, and it provides an opportunity for you to explore your state’s laws and how they impact your workplace.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand the difference between equal pay and pay equity
  • Identify the criteria for equivalent jobs or work of equal value
  • Explain the main reasons for pay gaps
  • Distinguish between controlled and uncontrolled pay gaps
  • Recognize gender-dominated industries
  • Summarize federal and state legislatures that address pay equity
  • Describe the workplace grievance procedure
  • Explain processes and reasons for data reporting and pay audits
  • Understand the connections between surveys, negotiations, and pay gaps
  • Explain effects of equal pay policies

Estimated length: 1.5 hours
Access Time: 90 days
HRCI credits: 1.5 (General)
Delivery: Online
Cost: $39

Professional Development Institute

John P. Gorel, Director, Corporate Relations
570-945-8622

Email: pdi@keystone.edu

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