Friday, November 08, 2013

USA Today, October 23, 2013, Wednesday

USA Today

October 23, 2013, Wednesday

USA Today (full article)

Workers with disabilities paid 10% less

"So you might imagine someone taking a job for $40,000 with health insurance or a job for $60,000 without health insurance," Kevin Hallock, director of the Institute for Compensation Studies at Cornell, said during a presentation at a conference on disability employment Wednesday in Arlington, Va.

"Employers need to be looking at wage gaps in their own workforce," said Linda Barrington, executive director of Cornell's Institute for Compensation Studies. "A lot of companies do that for gender, they do that for race, ethnicity. People with disabilities — and (the) pay gap for people with disabilities need to be included in every company's checklist as they go through and say 'do we have fair pay practices.'"