Source: HR.BLR.com, 1/14/2010
Compensation laws are changing, and the changes will likely mean you’ll do things differently. The recent Ledbetter decision may have you scrambling to document pay decisions better and keep the records longer (or indefinitely). What you may not know is that these decisions could have an impact on your overall human resources function.
Stephanie Thomas, director of the Equal Employment Advisory and Litigation Support Division for Minimax Consulting LLC (www.minimaxconsulting.com), wants to help you ward off problems you may not have even thought about. She is concerned with two little words in the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the (January 2009) legislation that discusses unlawful employment practices and how they impact compensation. The Act essentially says it is unlawful to make compensation decisions based on discriminatory decisions or other practices. What, exactly, are those other practices?