How the billable hour hurts women
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) prohibits sex-based discrimination in pay and benefits. Employers should not pay different wages to employees of the opposite sex for substantially equal work. “Substantially equal” work does...more
Harvard professor Claudia Goldin's new paper links employee access to flexible work arrangements as the key to narrowing pay disparities between the sexes. In an address to the American Economic Association (where Goldin...more
As we reported in the December 10, 2013 issue of the New Jersey eAuthority, the New Jersey Department of Labor (NJDOL) recently made available the gender equity notice. Effective January 6, 2014, the gender equity notice must...more
It has been almost eight years since the United States Supreme Court decided the Lilly Ledbetter case under Title VII and six years since President Obama invited Ledbetter to attend his State of the Union address. You may or...more
2013 was a busy year for whistleblowing and retaliation law in New Jersey. This blog post summarizes noteworthy statutory and judicial developments for employers to consider in the new year....more
2013 was a busy year for employment law in New Jersey. This newsletter summarizes noteworthy developments in ten key areas—social media, the Law Against Discrimination ("LAD"), whistleblowing, background checks, drug and...more
New Jersey employers now have important new compliance responsibilities related to the 2012 amendments to the New Jersey Equal Pay Act. Effective January 6, 2014, employers must provide notice to employees of their right to...more
In this guide:
- Employment At-Will
- Right to Work
- Employment of Children
- Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts
- Virginia Human Rights Act
- Virginians with Disabilities...more
On January 6, 2014, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL) published the long-awaited gender equity notice and accompanying regulations. Back in September 2012, the New Jersey Legislature amended...more
Federal and State Law prohibit discrimination in pay, compensation, benefits, or other terms, conditions or privileges of employment based on one’s sex. See Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and...more
On January 6, New Jersey employers must begin complying with new posting and notice requirements under the New Jersey Equal Pay Act.
On December 11, the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development (NJDOL)...more
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
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