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UniFirst Corp. Settles Gender Pay Discrepancy with U.S. Department of Labor

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HANOVER — A conciliation agreement has been established between the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and UniFirst Corp. to address alleged gender-related pay discrepancies at 54 South Jefferson Road, Whippany, facility.

As part of the agreement, UniFirst Corp. will compensate 48 female production staff members a total of $226,341, which includes back pay and interest. Additionally, the company will reassess its salary policies, particularly in the production department, to ensure fair compensation.

Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs Regional Director Samuel B. Maiden in Philadelphia affirmed, “The U.S. Department of Labor stands firm in its mission to rectify pay imbalances and to ensure federal contractors maintain fairness in employee compensation.”

UniFirst Corp. will compensate 48 female production staff members a total of $226,341, which includes back pay and interest. Additionally, the company will reassess its salary policies, particularly in the production department, to ensure fair compensation.

An OFCCP review revealed that, since July 1, 2020, female non-supervisory production workers at UniFirst Corp. received lesser pay than their male colleagues.

The pay discrepancy was found to be in violation of Executive Order 11246, which mandates non-discrimination by federal contractors on grounds of race, color, gender, gender identity, or national origin.”

The U.S. Department of Labor stands firm in its mission to rectify pay imbalances and to ensure federal contractors maintain fairness in employee compensation.

 

 

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Frank Cahill
Frank Cahillhttps://www.frankcahill.com
Publisher of Parsippany Focus since 1989 and Morris Focus since January 1, 2019, both covering a wide range of events. Mr. Cahill serves as the Executive Board Member of the Parsippany Area Chamber of Commerce, Lt. Governor of Division 9 Kiwanis Club of NJ, and Chairman of the Parsippany-Troy Hills Economic Development Advisory Board. Owner of the Morris now app serving small business in Morris County.
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