Legal Help When Buying and Selling Property

Legal Help When Buying and Selling Property

How Can You Negotiate A Higher Salary And Decrease The Gender Pay Gap?

by Louise Boyd

Unfortunately, gender pay gaps exist. Although the pay gap has improved significantly over the years, there continue to be struggles for women to make the same amount of money as men who perform similar roles in the workplace. It can be difficult to make nationwide changes to policies on your own, but you can work to help decrease the pay gap on your own by negotiating your salary.

Here are some things you can to do prepare yourself for equal pay salary negotiations. 

Take Time to Research

As you begin thinking about your salary negotiations, you should start by doing some research. Think about market value and your role in your industry. Learn about the standard average pay for people who perform similar duties as you. Think about your education and training as well as your years of experience and what that is worth to your employer. Make sure you have information and data to support your findings and bring that information to your employer as you negotiate your salary.

Know What You Are Worth to Your Employer

As you think about how much money you want to make in your career, do not just come up with an arbitrary figure. You need to make a case to your employer as to why you deserve a certain level of compensation. You can do this by knowing what you are worth. You should quantify the accomplishments you have made in your professional career. Write down all the tasks you perform now as well as those you have performed in the past. Consider the skills you have that your employer desires. Highlight the accomplishments you have achieved and use that information to leverage a higher salary.

Consider Legal Advice

If you have taken these steps and you are not making headway with your employer, you may want to obtain legal advice. Under the Equal Pay Act, men and women are to be compensated fairly for the same work. You can also pursue legal action if there is evidence of discriminatory pay practices. This is the step to take if you have solid evidence of pay discrimination. Your attorney can help you with a lawsuit if you have adequate evidence that you are not being compensated equally for your work. You will need documentation of your current salary, the salary information for the average salary in your industry, notes from the meetings you have had with your employer, your qualifications and experience, and any other evidence you have that can show you are not being fairly compensated for your work.


About Me

Legal Help When Buying and Selling Property

I am a real estate attorney, and I have been helping clients buy and sell property for many years. Some clients do not realize their legal obligations and options when it comes to purchasing or selling a house or land. I hope that this blog will be a way for people to get information about legal issues in real estate and what they need to know when doing business. Buying and selling property can be complicated, and all parties involved have legal obligations. Know what is expected of you, and you will be able to get the best out of your real estate transactions.