How the billable hour hurts women
On November 13, 2013, GAO reaffirmed its view that normalization of costs is impermissible in acquisitions where offerors’ approaches are not required to be the same. In AXIS Management Group LLC, B-408575 (Nov. 13, 2013),...more
The Pay Equity Act of Ontario requires every provincially regulated employer with ten or more employees to ensure that pay equity exists in the workplace. This is not a one-off compliance requirement....more
I. Introduction -
When the Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) became law in 1963, women earned approximately 59 cents for every dollar a man earned. Women today are earning roughly 80 cents on the dollar. While the past 50 years...more
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie promised to promote economic activity and job creation. Recent legislative activity illustrates how he is striking the balance between making New Jersey business-friendly and protecting the...more
On December 17, 2012, the EEOC handed down its Strategic Enforcement Plan for FY 2013 – 2016. The following areas were identified as focus points for enforcement...more
On August 29, 2013, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law two pieces of legislation that will have a significant impact on employers. A-2878, the "Facebook bill," prohibits employers from requiring or requesting...more
New bills signed by Governor Chris Christie include important measures for employers relating to social media and pay equity, but many questions remain.
On August 29, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed into law...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: Virtually all employers with employees of the opposite sex are subject to the Equal Pay Act (EPA).
What is the rule: Employers cannot pay one sex higher wages than the other for...more
On August 6, DLA Piper hosted a program addressing Unconscious Bias and Subjective Decision Making - The Practical and Legal Ramifications.
Rachel Cowen and Margaret Keane, partners in DLA Piper's Employment practice,...more
Company Refused to Pay Female Employee What It Paid Her Male Predecessor, Federal Agency Charges -
MINNEAPOLIS - Royal Tire, Inc., a transportation company with commercial and retail locations throughout the Midwest,...more
Amendments to the PRC Labor Contract Law take effect on July 1, adding limitations on employment structures.
On July 1, 2013, amendments to the People's Republic of China (PRC) Labor Contract Law will take effect. The...more
Despite 50 Years of Progress, Wage Gap Between Men and Women Still Exists, Gender-based Pay Discrimination an Enforcement Priority for EEOC -
WASHINGTON - In the 50 years since President John F. Kennedy signed the...more
The Government has now announced the implementation date - Monday 29 July 2013 - for the introduction of the payment of fees in relation to Employment Tribunal claims. A claimant will be required to pay an “issue fee” on...more
Stating that now is an “opportune moment for transformative change” that will require a strategic focus of resources and a rigorous commitment to reducing discriminatory practices in the workplace, the Equal Employment...more
China has a new employment law. This new law significantly impacts an employer who does not directly employ its own workers, but instead uses agencies such as FESCO or third party staffing companies, also known as labor...more
Nicole Auerbach, partner at Valorem Law Group, discusses the pay disparity between women and men equity partners in law firms. Although women make up more than half of law school graduates (since the early 1990's) the...more
Company Refused to Pay Female Employee as Much as Men, Federal Agency Charged -
MILWAUKEE, Wis. - A federal magistrate judge in Milwaukee has entered a consent decree resolving a job discrimination lawsuit brought by...more
Volpe v. Nassau County, No. 12-CV-2416 (JFB-AKT) (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 3, 2013): Male police and fire department employees brought suit against Nassau County alleging that they received lower wages than those paid to women...more
The Director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), Patricia A. Shiu, just announced that prior voluntary guidelines and compliance standards for federal contractors and subcontractors to comply with...more
In an informative panel for the Ogletree Deakins Washington, D.C. Legislative and Regulatory Conference on February 21, 2013, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Commissioners Chai Feldblum and Victoria Lipnic...more
In a year in which equal pay looks to be hot issue, the Fair Pay Act (S. 168, H.R. 438) was reintroduced in Congress in both the House and the Senate by Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) and Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA)...more
On Dec. 28, 2012, China's Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (the “NPC’s Standing Committee”) promulgated the Amendments to China’s Labor Contract Law (the “Amendments”). The Amendments will take effect July...more
On December 21, 2012, the Office of Federal Contracts Compliance Programs ("OFCCP") published its 2013 regulatory goals in the Unified Agenda of Regulatory and Deregulatory Actions ("Unified Agenda"), as required by Executive...more
In his second inaugural address, President Barack Obama provided America with some insights into his beliefs and his agenda, which will significantly affect today's workplace. Fittingly scheduled on a day that honored the...more
On January 7, 2013, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (“the Department”) published proposed rules to implement a bill that Governor Chris Christie signed into law in September 2012 which requires...more