Do Americans believe that corporations, regardless of size, sector or location, have an obligation to pay full-time employees a wage that covers all of their basic living expenses? 76% say yes. Americans shared with us that fair pay and benefits were critical characteristics of a JUST company. But what does fair pay look like? And what specific measures and data would help determine whether a company is doing a good job?
Below are Components that Americans said were important in defining fair pay and benefits, and how we are measuring corporate performance for each of them. Click on the Components to learn more.
Are men and women paid equally? According to our 2015 Survey, 89% of Americans shared with us that equal pay by gender was an important component of measuring JUST worker pay & benefits.
Are employees able to take time off without losing income? Over 84% identified paid sick leave, vacation, holidays, and maternity & paternity leave as important to evaluating worker pay & benefits.
Does the company provide health insurance to its employees? 96% felt that employer-sponsored health insurance was important to measuring JUST worker pay & benefits.
What's the difference between the CEO and average worker's pay? 79% of respondents to our 2015 survey said that CEO pay should be included in measuring JUST worker pay & benefits.
Does the company help its employees prepare for retirement? 79% of Americans shared retirement related information about companies should be included in measuring JUST worker pay & benefits.
Is the company's minimum wage high enough to reasonably cover costs for full-time workers? 75% believed that corporations have an obligation to provide a living wage for all employees.
Does the company pay a fair wage compared to industry standards? 92% said that reasonable wages based on qualifications and job level were important to measuring JUST worker pay & benefits.