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Profession backing our position on equal pay audits

first_imgProfession backing our position on equal pay auditsOn 20 Mar 2001 in Personnel Today Previous Article Next Article HRprofessionals support Personnel Today’s stand on the need for mandatory equalpay audits.Independentresearch suggests that 68 per cent of HR professionals believe employers shouldbe forced to carry out equal pay audits. Ofthe 271 HR professionals surveyed by the pay and benefits websitee-reward.co.uk, only 32 per cent opposed the Equal Pay Task Force’s proposalsto review pay systems for sex bias. PersonnelToday strongly supports the task force’s proposals (News, 6 March), believingthat regular mandatory equal pay audits are essential if the 18 per cent genderpay gap is to be reduced. The magazine feels that after 30 years of equal paylegislation a new approach is needed.Seventy-fiveper cent of the senior executives, directors and managing directors surveyedalso support equal pay audits. Atotal of 371 professionals responded to last week’s survey.Thefigures support personneltoday. com’s news barometer showing that 76 per centof the 99 respondents said “yes” to the question, “Should employers be forcedto conduct an annual equal pay audit?”. Related posts:No related photos. Comments are closed. last_img read more

Reality Check: Hillary Clinton’s history with same-sex marriage

first_imgKRDO.com 27 July 2016Family First Comment: Gosh – Hillary used to believe in Marriage as one man one woman. But politics slowly changed that. “I have a strong record on same sex marriage.” ~ @HillaryClinton#HillaryLies pic.twitter.com/95ho72J7cj— Neil Turner (@NeilTurner_) March 13, 2016“Could have been sooner.” During the primary season, “Saturday Night Live” comic Kate McKinnon schooled Hillary Clinton on punctuality when it came to supporting same-sex marriage equality.At the star-studded second night of the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton praised his wife’s efforts toward international human rights — focusing on women and the LGBT community.“She went to Beijing in 1995 and said that women’s rights are human rights and human rights are women’s rights,” he said. “She worked to empower women and girls around the world.”While many would agree the first major party female presidential nominee has aggressively advocated gender equality, it’s important to question whether she made “the same exact declaration on behalf of the LGBT community” as Bill Clinton claimed.Hillary Clinton initially expressed staunch disagreement with same-sex marriage during her first run for Senate. In early 2000, she stated plainly: “I think a marriage is as a marriage has always been, between a man and a woman.” She quickly clarified that she was strongly supportive of civil unions, but maintained her stance against same-sex marriage well into her term as senator.In 2006, she told gay rights activists that she would support same-sex marriage if it was introduced in New York. However, she still expressed greater comfort with “states making the decisions.”Throughout the 2008 presidential campaign, Clinton remained opposed to same-sex marriage. She did come out and support repealing portions of the Defense of Marriage Act — a law her husband signed in 1996 that prohibited same-sex couples from accessing certain benefits.In 2011 Clinton declared, “Gay rights are human rights, and human rights are gay rights,” and following her resignation in February 2013, she quickly came out in support of the growing marriage equality movement, saying LGBT Americans should be treated as “full and equal citizens, and they deserve the rights of citizenship. That includes marriage.”While Hillary Clinton has certainly warmed to the gay community during her political career, Bill Clinton’s implication that Hillary has supported gay rights throughout the years is false. http://www.krdo.com/news/cnns-reality-check-team-vets-the-dnc-claims/40901124Keep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.last_img read more

Football is on high note heading into Oregon week

first_imgUSC football enters preparations for the Oregon game on a positive note: The Trojans are on a four-game winning streak, are tied for second in the Pac-12 and are heavily favored against the Ducks on Saturday.Furthermore, the Trojans climbed up in the AP poll to their best position since falling out of the Top 25 after losing to Alabama to open the season. USC received 40 votes in this week’s rankings, placing them behind only Houston (65 votes) as the team receiving the most votes outside the Top 25.Four teams from the Pac-12 are ranked in the Top 25 — Washington, which beat Utah on Saturday, remains at No. 4, while the Utes are now 16th. Colorado comes in at No. 21 after a bye week, and Washington State made its first appearance in rankings, climbing to No. 25. With Utah losing to Washington, the Trojans are now tied with the Utes for second in the Pac-12 South, as both teams hold 4-2 records. Colorado is alone in first with a record of 4-1.After beginning the season 1-3, USC has beaten Arizona State, Colorado, Arizona and Cal to bring its record to a respectable 5-3. But the Trojans do not control their own fate. To clinch the Pac-12 South, they have to win the remainder of their games and have both Utah and Colorado lose at least once.The Trojans are favored by two touchdowns against Oregon on Saturday. The Ducks have struggled this season with a 3-5 record, and this marks the first time USC has faced an Oregon team with a losing record since 1982. A win would likely boost the Trojans back into the AP Top 25 before they take on Washington on the road. USC hasn’t beaten Oregon at the Coliseum since 2008, though the Trojans have won seven straight games at home. The game will kickoff at 4 p.m. on Saturday and air on ESPN.last_img read more