Monthly Archives: July 2018

Equal Pay Act and the Pay History Question

July 18, 2018

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has recently made complaints over pay discrimination which has become a larger focus within their work. The Equal Pay Act requires organizations to pay equal wage amounts to employees in similar positions with similar experience, skills, and abilities. Additionally, several state and local governments are banning questions about a candidate’s pay history as this can tend to reinforce pay gaps that already exist. EctoHR has always believed that a candidate’s pay history is less relevant than the amount he or she is specifically targeting with a new employer and the applicable pay level the ...

EctoHR’s Lara Katschor receives SHRM-CP Professional Certification

July 17, 2018

EctoHR is proud to congratulate Lara Katschor for earning the SHRM-CP professional certification. The Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM) is the world's largest professional human resources society and provides the curriculum and testing for the SHRM-CP certification.  Earning a designation as a Certified Professional shows that Lara has a broad base of HR knowledge and is committed to continuing education to maintain the certification. “I wanted to get the certification to advance my knowledge and skill set and to be a greater asset to our clients”, Lara said. “My studies and completion of the exam have provided me with ...