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Equal Pay

Legislation Limiting an Employer’s Ability to Inquire About and Consider Applicants’ Prior Salary History Gains Momentum

We had such a spirited panel discussion on pay equity at our Third Annual Employment Law Summit recently that we wanted to follow up with a post addressing the current state of play on pay equity legislation, particularly...more

And NYC Makes Three: Massachusetts, Philadelphia, and New York City Ban Salary Inquiries

New York City will soon become the third jurisdiction to enact laws barring employers from asking a job applicant about former salaries. The goal? To eliminate one of the alleged sources of wage disparities between men and...more

State and Local Governments: Battling for Control of Workplace Laws

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

While some states are taking action to bar cities and local governments from regulating the workplace, cities and counties appear to be countering that effort by implementing innovative worker protections....more

New York City Set to Ban Inquiries About Salary History

by Littler on

The New York City Council has approved a bill that makes it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for employers to inquire about the salary history of a prospective employee, or to rely upon salary history unless the...more

Summing Up: Equal Pay

by Zelle LLP on

Last week’s observance of Equal Pay Day - and a review of the commentary it generated - has reminded us that gender-based pay disparity is a complicated topic, worthy of employers’ attention but difficult to put in...more

UK Government’s Gender Pay Gap Reporting Service is now live

by Morgan Lewis on

The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 came into force on 6 April 2017, which require private businesses with at least 250 employees in the United Kingdom on the “snapshot date” of 5 April 2017 to...more

NYC Council Approves Salary History Inquiry Ban

On Wednesday, April 5, 2017, the New York City Council approved an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) prohibiting New York City employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history...more

International Companies beware – New Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations applicable in the UK

by King & Spalding on

The new Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations require employers in the U.K. to report on the pay gap between men and women in their organisation with the aim of reducing the gender pay gap in the U.K. workforce. The...more

Utah 2017 Legislative Update – Employment Law Issues

by Payne & Fears on

The 2017 session of the Utah Legislature produced few bills affecting employment law; but two bills recently signed by the Governor and one bill that was not passed this year may have an impact on Utah businesses....more

Going Public: UK Launches Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Reporting

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On April 6, 2017, the UK mandatory gender pay reporting regime will come into force under the Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 (the “Regulations”). The UK has had a voluntary gender pay gap...more

Its all change in employment law in April…

by Dentons on

April is a key month for employment law changes and this April is no different. 6 April is “D-Day” for a number of significant changes. By way of reminder...more

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

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

5 Ways to Commemorate Equal Pay Day 2017

April 4 is Equal Pay Day—a day originated by the National Committee on Pay Equity designating how far into the calendar year women would have to work to earn the same as men in the previous year. Much like using the...more

State of the States — Legislative Action Heats Up

by Littler on

As we turn the calendar to April, state legislatures are starting to hit their stride. Bills introduced earlier this year continue to advance, with more than 400 labor and employment-related measures remaining under...more

Employment Law Briefing

by Locke Lord LLP on

LIKELY BREXIT IMPACT - Potentially, the biggest driver for change to UK employment law over the next few years could be Brexit. This is because a significant portion of UK employment law is derived from EU directives....more

The Employment Law Authority - March/April 2017

EXECUTIVE ORDERS MARK A RISING, ROILING TIDE OF IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT ACTIONS - In his first week in office, President Donald Trump launched a series of executive orders (EO) directing large-scale changes on...more

2016 Recap: A Busy Year for Employment Law

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

In case you missed it, 2016 was a banner year for the California Legislature in enacting new employment laws. Here are the highlights...more

Employment Law Navigator – Week in Review: March 2017 #3

by Zelle LLP on

Last week, Quartz reported on a new academic study about gender-based differential treatment in the finance industry. According to the study, women working as financial advisors are 50% more likely than men to lose their...more

Puerto Rico Enacts Equal Pay Law, Prohibits Employers from Inquiring about Past Salary History

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Almost two months after signing sweeping employment law reform, Governor Ricardo Rosselló has signed Puerto Rico Act No. 16 of March 8, 2017, known as the “Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act.” Act 16 is effective immediately....more

New Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Disclosures Will Soon Take Effect for Large Employers in Great Britain

by Littler on

Effective April 6, 2017, new Gender Pay Reporting regulations to address the gender pay gap (the “Regulations”) come into force in Great Britain. The Regulations are intended to address the pay gap between men and women by...more

Puerto Rico Adopts Local Equal Pay Act

by Littler on

On March 8, 2017, Puerto Rico enacted Act 16, creating the Puerto Rico Equal Pay Act ("PR Equal Pay Act" or "the Act"). The law's stated intent is to eradicate the pay difference between female and male employees. To that...more

Alaska Legislative Round-Up: Employment-Related Bills Introduced in the 2017-2018 Session

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Although Alaska’s 30th Legislative Session is once again primarily focused on addressing our state’s current budget deficit, several bills have been proposed that, if enacted into law, would impact Alaska’s employers. Some of...more

Employment Law Commentary - February 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

The Movement For Equal Pay In The Workplace: Progressive State Laws Carry The Torch - “Traditionally men have earned more than women in the workplace because they are considered the primary breadwinners for families. They...more

Gender Pay Gap Reporting – Do We Need More?

by Reed Smith on

Today is International Women’s Day. What originally started life in 1909 as a single protest organised by the Socialist Party of America in New York, is now a global event with the backing of the United Nations and some of...more

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: What You Need to Know

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Summary - McDermott’s “Key Employment Law Events in 2017 and Beyond” update highlighted the upcoming regulations requiring certain employers to report on the gender pay gap in their workforce (Equality Act 2010 (Gender...more

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