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5 Key Steps Towards Sustainable Pay Equity

Pay equity matters more than ever and must be managed continuously. Gone are the days where pay equity was an annual project to measure pay gaps between employees.
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Inflation, recession, layoffs… pay compression, pay equity, pay transparency – oh my! What’s in store for comp managers in 2023

Going into 2023, many organizations are worried about the economy as news of a coming recession has dominated the news and layoffs have been all over social media feeds, especially LinkedIn. But the concern of a recession has caveats, especially where the labor market is concerned — and that has implications for...
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A look back at compensation trends in 2022 and predictions for 2023

For compensation practitioners, Q1 is a busy time where you are deep into end-of-year compensation review planning for execution of pay increases in the new year. But here are a few thoughts around what might need to be on your agenda for 2023.
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The CEO’s guide to compensation best practices and investment for 2023 in a shifting economy

Learn why compensation management should be among the top concerns for CEOs heading into 2023 and why pay transparency can rapidly improve your employer brand to attract and retain top talent in an uncertain economic climate.
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Payscale’s Compensation Best Practices Survey for 2023 is now open for participation

The Compensation Best Practices Survey informs our compensation best practices report (CBPR) and is now open for participation through December.
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Pay transparency is now law in California: what it means for pay reporting

On August 30, 2022, California passed monumental legislation surrounding pay reporting and pay transparency. While many states have already passed pay transparency laws, California is only one of two states which require pay reporting.
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Compensation fundamentals and best practices for the future

How a solid strategy, data, and processes can prepare your organization for the resiliency required to meet today’s top comp challenges.
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Autumn in New York: Pay Transparency Legislation 2022 Roundup

New York City, the City of Ithaca, and Westchester County all have pay transparency laws going into effect this fall. Additionally, pay transparency legislation was passed earlier this summer by the New York Legislature. Let’s break down what you need to know about each upcoming pay equity law.
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What Is the Employee Retention Credit For 2022?

The Employee Retention Tax Credit is a refundable payroll tax credit, designed to encourage employers whose companies were disrupted by COVID-19 restrictions to retain employees, and keep them on the payroll and collecting paychecks through the downturn in business.
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Payscale Debuts New Payfactors Platform

Payscale launches new Payfactors platform, driving faster access to market data with tools to improve fair pay practices in scalable technology to make compensation accessible to companies of all sizes.
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Closing the LGBTQ+ pay gap

In the US, there are no official pay statistics on gender identity and sexual orientation, so the actual equal pay day for the LGBTQ+ pay gap is not known, but observance falls in the middle of Pride month.
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New York Pay Transparency Legislation Moves to November 2022 Start Date

We understand that many organizations are trying to wrap their arms around how to quickly adapt to this evolving landscape in a way that allows them to comply with legislation all with limited resources to respond quickly and a very competitive talent market. However, in many instances, staying up to date with...