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Update: New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Fact Sheets Regarding the NYC Salary History Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 12, 2017, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released two eagerly-awaited Fact Sheets to aid in the interpretation of the NYC salary history ban, which goes into effect on October 31,...more

Breaking News: Update to Seyfarth Alert Regarding the Stay of “Component 2” of the Revised EEO-1 Report

Seyfarth Synopsis: In update to our alert yesterday, Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic released a statement regarding the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ (“OIRA”), decision to stay the implementation of the pay data...more

Breaking News: Revised EEO-1 “Component 2” Stayed Effective Immediately; Component 1 Still in Effect

Seyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday, the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs (“OIRA”), a division of the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”), announced that it has suspended “Component 2” of the revised EEO-1 Report. ...more

VETS-4212 Report: 2017 Filing Cycle starts August 1, 2017

Seyfarth Synopsis: Today marks the first day that Federal contractors subject to reporting requirements under the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA or “the Act”) may file their VETS-4212 reports. ...more

Update: San Francisco’s Salary History Ban Signed Into Law

Seyfarth Synopsis: Mayor Ed Lee signed the “Parity in Pay Ordinance” (“Ordinance”) on July 19, 2017, prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2018...more

ALJ Narrows OFCCP’s Request for Google Employee and Pay Data

Seyfarth Synopsis: Last Friday, an administrative law judge limited the amount of information that the OFCCP may seek from Google in its on-going compliance audit because the agency failed demonstrate relevance or justify the...more

San Francisco’s Salary History Ban “Finally Passes” After Two Rounds of Votes

Seyfarth Synopsis: San Francisco is likely to be the next jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about wage history. If signed by the Mayor, as expected, the law will go into effect on July 1, 2018...more

The Baton Passes Back to the East Coast: Prior Salary Ban Passed in Delaware and Philadelphia Law Suit Challenging Prior Salary...

Seyfarth Synopsis: There have been two big updates on the prior salary front. First, Delaware joins the growing number of states and local jurisdictions with its enactment of a law preventing employers from requesting salary...more

The Pay Equity March on the West Coast Begins: Oregon Signs Expansive Equal Pay Law and San Francisco Considers Salary History Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: The West Coast is turning back to pay equity. Last year, California led the charge and became the first state to adopt a more onerous pay equity law. The East Coast then joined, with stringent pay laws...more

President Trump's Budget Includes Proposed Merger of EEOC and OFCCP

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 23, 2017, the White House released its proposed budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year. Included in the proposal, which would impose deep cuts to many programs administered by the Department of Labor, was...more

UPDATE: The Trend Continues: NYC Passes Salary History Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the long awaited ban on employers inquiring about a prospective job applicant’s prior salary history. The law will go into effect in 180...more

Ninth Circuit Holds that Prior Salary Alone May Justify Pay Differential in Equal Pay Act Cases

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 27, 2017, the Ninth Circuit held that using prior salary alone may support differences in compensation under the Equal Pay Act as a “factor other than sex” if using prior salary was “reasonable”...more

Equal Pay Day 2017: Introducing Seyfarth’s 50-State Pay Equity Desktop Reference

For organizations that operate in multiple state or local jurisdictions, tracking the ever-changing requirements related to pay equity can pose daunting challenges. To simplify the process, we are pleased to provide you with...more

President Trump Revokes Government Contracting Executive Orders And Signs Disapproval Resolution of “Blacklisting” Regulations

Seyfarth Synopsis: Yesterday, President Trump issued an Executive Order revoking President Obama’s “Blacklisting” Executive Orders pertaining to the government contracting community. The President also signed the joint...more

Senate Passes Disapproval Resolution of “Blacklisting” Regulations

Seyfarth Synopsis: By a vote of 49-48 last evening by the U.S. Senate, both Houses of Congress have now moved to rescind the regulations issued pursuant to President Obama’s Executive Order 13678, entitled Fair Pay and Safe...more

Congress in Process of Passing Disapproval Resolution of Blacklisting Regulations

On February 2, 2017, by a vote of 236 to 187, the U.S. House of Representatives approved a joint resolution of disapproval to block the Final Rule implementing President Obama’s Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe...more

Additional Information for Implementing the Renewed Disability Self-ID Form

Seyfarth Synopsis: Federal Contractors should immediately update the Disability Self-ID Form to include the new expiration date. The OFCCP is allowing a 10-day grace period, until February 10th to update the form. Last...more

OMB Renews Disability Self-ID Form Required for Federal Contractors and Subcontractors

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 31, 2017, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) renewed the disability self-ID form. The form was set to expire at the end of business, however, OMB’s action extends the self-ID form’s...more

2/3/2017  /  Disability , Federal Contractors , OFCCP , OMB

President Announces Continuation of E.O. 13672 Protections for Government Contractors

Seyfarth Synopsis: On January 31, 2017, the White House announced that it will continue to enforce the workplace protections for sexual orientation and gender identity put in place under Executive Order 13672. On...more

New Jersey Senate Fails to Override Veto on Salary History Inquiry Ban, and Proposes Two New Pay Equity Bills, With Another...

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New Jersey Senate has failed to override Governor Christie’s conditional veto of a bill which would prohibit inquiries into salary history. New Jersey hoped to join Philadelphia and Massachusetts in...more

OSHA Proposed Citations Covered by Texas Judge’s Grant of Preliminary Injunction to Government Contractors Challenging...

Seyfarth Synopsis: The first of several anticipated challenges to Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” has resulted in a preliminary injunction staying the implementation of some – but not all – aspects of...more

Texas Judge Grants Preliminary Injunction to Government Contractors Challenging “Blacklisting” Executive Orders

Seyfarth Synopsis: The first of several anticipated challenges to Executive Order 13673, “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,” has resulted in a preliminary injunction staying the implementation of some - but not all - aspects of...more

Breaking News: EEOC Revised EEO-1 Report Finalized - Employers With More Than 100 Employees Will Be Required to Submit Pay Data to...

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 29, 2016, the OMB approved the EEOC’s revisions to the EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, employers with 100+ employees will be required to annually report pay and hours data to the EEOC for its...more

More Proposed Pay Changes: Bill To Restrict Employers From Asking About Salary History Introduced to the New York City Council

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Council introduced a bill that would prohibit New York City employers from inquiring or relying on a job applicant’s wage or salary history. Although New Yorkers and Bostonians have...more

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