Third Webcast, HR 411

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Third Webcast, HR 411

Industrial U.I. Services is excited that our third HR 411 webcast aired last week!  Feel free to listen and watch.  HR 411 will air the third Tuesday of each month at 8:30 AM EST on our LinkedIn page.  JoLynn and Anthony are the hosts, and they will be discussing all things HR.  In this third webcast they discuss diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) with a focus on Women’s History Month.

We shared a message from EEOC Chair Charlotte A. Burrows for 2023 Equal Pay Day and Women’s History Month, “The National Committee on Pay Equity organized the first Equal Pay Day observance on April 11, 1996, which represented how far into the year women needed to work—at that time, over four months—in order to be paid what men had made the prior year. The idea was to raise public awareness around equal pay through the quantitative and potent symbol of time.”  They continue with, “Women who work full time are paid on average only about 84 cents on every dollar paid to white men.  And the pay gap is even wider for some women of color, mothers, and LGBTQI+ workers when compared to what white men make.  That means we are deep into the calendar year by the time we mark Black Women’s Equal Pay Day in July, even deeper into the year for Latinas’ Equal Pay Day in October, and deeper still for Native Women’s Equal Pay Day in November.”

For informational purposes, we also shared that when Congress amended the Fair Labor Standard Act in 1963, it included equal-pay provisions. These equal-pay provisions make it unlawful for an employer to pay men and women doing the same or similar work differently, unless the employer can demonstrate that it based the pay differential on “any other factor other than sex.”  There is legislation, such as the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), that would strike “any other factor other than sex” and insert “a bona fide factor other than sex, such as education, training, or experience.”  However, this legislation is unlikely to reach the President’s desk.

If you have any questions or want our hosts to discuss a particular topic, please reach out to them directly, and  We look forward to your feedback!

JoLynn Haresign (she/her) is the Regional Vice President of Industrial UI Services. Since starting her career in the industry in 2009, she has worked with employers all over the U.S to provide consultation and training on complex HR issues.  This includes interviewing and hiring, conducting workplace investigations, preventing workplace harassment, developing employer policies, preparing responses for Division of Human Rights and EEOC complaints, and assisting employers with FMLA and other leave compliance. In addition, she provides employers in all 50 States with Unemployment Insurance claims management services and successfully represents employers with Unemployment Insurance Hearings and Appeals. JoLynn received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from Syracuse University in Political Philosophy. She attained her SHRM-CP and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. Currently serving as an Integrated Partner member on the NASWA SIDES Operations Committee, and Communications Subcommittee on Social Media.

Anthony Paradiso (he/him) has been with Industrial UI Services since 2008 and is the Vice President of HR Support Services. Anthony received his Bachelor of Arts Degree from Binghamton University, has a MS in Human Relations & Business, and has his SHRM-CP certification. He provides employers in all 50 States with Unemployment Insurance claims management services and successfully represents employers in Unemployment Insurance Hearings and Appeals. Anthony enjoys being on a host of boards and committees and has been on the awards list for top DEI leaders. Serving as a speaker, influencer, and educator, he is proud to have influenced the industry regarding unbiased and inclusive work environments.

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