Compensating Your Employees Fairly

A Guide to Internal Pay Equity

Authors: Thomas, Stephanie R.

  • Compensating Your Employees Fairly lays out everything HR professionals, in-house counsel, and employment attorneys need to know to ensure that your company’s compensation system is equitable, auditable, internally consistent, and compliant with all equal employment opportunity laws and regulations.

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Compensation fairness is a universal preoccupation in today’s workplace, from whispers around the water cooler to kabuki in the C-suite. Gender discrimination takes center stage in discussions of internal pay equity, but many other protected characteristics may be invoked as grounds for alleging discrimination: age, race, disability, physical appearance, and more. This broad range of vulnerability to discrimination charges is often neglected in corporate assessments of how well compensation systems comply with the law and satisfy employee norms of fairness. Blind spots in general equity constitute a serious threat to organizational performance and risk management. In Compensating Your Employees Fairly, a respected practitioner and consultant lays out in practical terms everything you need to know to protect your company along the full spectrum of internal pay equity issues, including all the technical methods you need to optimize compliance and minimize risk.

Compensating Your Employees Fairly is a timely survey and comprehensive handbook for compensation specialists, HR professionals, EEO compliance officers, and in-house counsel. It provides all the information you need to ensure that compensation systems are equitable, auditable, internally consistent, and externally compliant with equal employment opportunity laws and regulations. The author presents technical information—both legal and statistical—in common-sense terms. Her non-technical breakdown of complex statistical concepts distills just as much as practitioners need to know in order to effectively deploy and interpret the standard applications of statistical analysis to internal pay equity. The focus throughout the book is on real-world application, current examples, and up-to-the-minute information on recent and pending wrinkles in the evolving legal landscape.

Readers of Compensating Your Employees Fairly will learn: 

  • Why internal equity in compensation matters
  • How to detect intentional and non-intentional discrimination in compensation
  • The basics of statistical inference and multiple regression analysis
  • The essentials of data availability, measurability, and collection
  • The criteria for assessing compensation systems for internal equity
  • How to investigate potential problems and react to formal complaints and actions
  • How to avoid litigation and put in place ongoing measures for proactive self-auditing

About the authors

Stephanie R. Thomas is the CEO of Thomas Econometrics Inc., a consulting service specializing in compensation gender equity, equal employment opportunity issues, and the quantitative examination of employment practices in the workplace. Her clients include Fortune 500 companies, small businesses, major law firms, and federal and state governments and agencies such as the Department of Justice and the FBI. Formerly a New York University faculty member, Dr. Thomas speaks to legal groups, industry organizations, and the media on equal employment opportunity and affirmative action compliance issues, internal equity in compensation, and employment discrimination litigation avoidance. She is the author of Statistical Analysis of Adverse Impact. Her articles on compensation gender equity have been featured in many professional periodicals, including Bloomberg Law Reports, Corporate Counselor, and Journal of Compensation and Benefits. She was an expert commentator on National Public Radio discussing the gender wage gap and the Paycheck Fairness Act, and she is the host of The Proactive Employer radio show, the leading weekly broadcast dedicated to equal employment opportunity issues. Dr. Thomas earned her PhD and MA in Economics from the New School for Social Research and her BA magna cum laude from Elmira College.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Compensating Your Employees Fairly
Book Subtitle
A Guide to Internal Pay Equity
Authors
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Apress
Copyright Holder
Stephanie R. Thomas
eBook ISBN
978-1-4302-5042-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4302-5042-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4302-5040-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 308
Topics