Archibald R. Murray Professor of Law Tanya Hernández was quoted in a Bloomberg Law article about the incoming Biden administration looking to boost pay transparency for all U.S. workers through better data collection.
The EEOC is studying how to proceed with some form of a data collection, but that report won’t be complete until the end of the year.
“The world doesn’t fall apart by a little bit of regulating, and trying to put a little fairness into the world,” said Fordham University School of Law professor Tanya Hernández.
The National Women’s Law Center found in its most recent report that Latina workers make 55 cents for every dollar paid to male, White colleagues. Hernández, who has worked in both the public and private sectors, said a “squeamishness” exists among private-sector workers, making pay a taboo subject for discussion.
Forcing private sector employers to turn over pay data would be tremendously helpful, Hernández said.
“Information is power,” she said.