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#48 - Are U.S. Pay Transparency Laws Working?

Pay Transparency: Employer Compliance Statistics Vary State-by-State. Why?

For our first Coffee Talk after a summer respite in the sun, PayAnalytics co-founder Dr. David Ryberg Anderson joins Margrét to discuss his recent research into the efficacy of pay transparency laws in the U.S. During the talk, the two focus on salary range posting in California, Colorado, and New York using data from

David and Margrét tackle the big questions: How can employers leverage pay transparency in an environment where employees are applying for their own jobs—and leaving them—to increase their salary to a range on par with the market? What influence does the judicial system have on compliance with these laws?

Listen to the Coffee Talk for the full story, and look out for our upcoming blog summarizing Dr. Anderson's research.

Friday Coffee Talk from Planet Fair is a podcast/videocast series co-hosted by PayAnalytics founder Margrét Bjarnadóttir and Henrike Von Platen, founder and CEO of the FPI Fair Pay Innovation Lab in Berlin. It is available through all podcast platforms as well as on YouTube as a videocast.

#58 - Introducing Structured Pay Equity Analysis

Systematic bias is stubborn. Demographic pay gaps can still remain, even after companies do a pay equity analysis and give raises to underpaid employees. But based on recent research by Margrét and her co-authors, there’s a better way to close the gap: structured pay equity analysis. Margrét and Henrike discuss in this week’s coffee talk.

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