Feb 10, 2023

HR in Half an Hour: Pay Transparency

Creating Transparent Compensation with Confidence


California is a state that loves to keep employers on their toes. Year over year, CA regulators enact new laws that seem to complicate an already overly complicated business landscape. One law that has everyone buzzing– The California Pay Transparency Law that now requires all employers to share their pay scale data with current employees and prospective candidates. Employee compensation has been considered one of the most sensitive topics in business. Historically when employees come asking about their pay, employers love to keep their compensation practices top secret and often deflect this sensitive topic by utilizing a common statement, “You are paid appropriately for your role in the company.” That statement, ladies, and gentlemen, will no longer be acceptable under this new law and employers must understand the new rules, dig deep into their compensation practices, be ready to answer hard questions with real facts and potentially correct any wrongdoing that has been occurring.

Transparent compensation is more than publishing every employee’s salary. It’s about creating workplace fairness of pay and openly communicating salary with employees to empower them. To do so, you need to develop strong confidence in your business practices in order tackle these sensitive conversations with employees and candidates alike. One wrong move may have serious implications for your business.

Let our HR Business Consultant Kely Blackburn and her special guest, Paul Wilcox, Partner at Mullen & Henzell Law Firm, with over three decades of expertise representing employers in California, show you how to navigate compensation with confidence:

  • Review the legal history of employee compensation laws
  • How to create practical strategies to help businesses adhere to the new law
  • Developing equitable pay practices with confidence
  • Identifying pay equity issues and fixing them
  • Recognizing the advantages and disadvantages of pay transparency as a part of your culture

What "covered" should feel like.

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