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Compliance’s role in thwarting gender inequality rhetoric

Jaclyn Jaeger | April 11, 2017

Every year in April on their self-designated “Equal Pay Day,” women’s rights groups and their supporters gather in swarms to trumpet the same old rhetoric: Women in the workforce still earn less than their male counterparts.

The whole intent behind Equal Pay Day is to advocate for yet more laws that justify their cause, efforts that are increasingly imposing burdensome new compliance obligations onto companies.

Most concerning—from an ethics and compliance perspective—is that such policy efforts foster a “push” model. Rather than being proactively encouraged and guided on how to strategically think about their compensation programs and gender equality efforts, corporate America instead continues to be pushed.

To put the cart before the horse and then wonder why no progress has been made is foolish. Yet, we continue to hear about new and amassing... To get the full story, subscribe now.