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Compensation & Pay Equity

More than ever before, employers are faced with increasing Pay Equity demands and complexities.

With new state and federal laws related to compensation discrimination being passed, employers are facing more pressure than ever when it comes to pay equity. HR Works offers solutions that help employers meet compliance requirements and ensure fair pay practices within their organization. 


On top of existing Federal Pay Equity laws, many states have also enacted their own unique mandates, reporting requirements, and penalties for non-compliance.

HR Works has the expertise and resources to help employers:

  • Meet EEOC compliance requirements to assess the equity of compensation systems
  • Comply with mandated state filings
  • Minimize the risk of discrimination lawsuits


Employers are experiencing increasing pressure from investors, employees, and the general public, to ensure fair and equitable compensation practices.

Our solutions offer a more proactive approach to preventing pay discrimination, and can also:

  • Support diversity, equity, & inclusion (DEI) efforts
  • Provide assurances to stakeholders and employees
  • Better inform the decisions of potential job candidates

Compensation & Pay Equity Analysis

Whether you’re evaluating pay equity to be proactive or to meet a legal requirement, let HR Works help you ensure fair pay practices that keep you compliant and help you remain competetive in the job market.

As part of our services, HR Works will:

  • Review compensation practices
  • Provide salary benchmarking & pay grade/range Setup
  • Create appropriate pay groupings
  • Perform cohort analysis / statistical significance testing
  • Identify outliers driving observed pay differences
  • Report on results and recommendations

Many states have their own unique pay equity laws with varying rules and requirements. Download our state pay equity law comparison chart to learn more.

CA Pay Data Reporting

HR Works will prepare and file your pay data reports with the CA Department of Fair Housing and Employment (DFEH) in accordance with Senate Bill 973 enacted on September 30, 2020.

  • Consultation on reporting requirements and data tracking to support complaint reporting
  • Reporting of annual earnings within U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics pay bands by race, ethnicity and gender
  • Reporting of total annual hours worked
  • Calculation of proxy hours where actual hours are unavailable for exempt employees
  • Electronic submission of reports to DFEH

IL Equal Pay Registration Certificate

In accordance with Senate Bill 1480, all private employers with 100 or more employees in Illinois and are required to file EEO-1 with the EEOC are now required to obtain an Equal Pay Registration Certificate.

As part of this requirement, employers must provide:

  • Section D of EEO-1 in format approved by Secretary of State
  • EEO-1 with list of employees and total wages
  • $150 application fee and state of equal pay compliance
  • Comprehensive evaluation of any potential, past or current employee with involved with criminal activity