Widely lauded as the strongest equal pay legislation in the nation, California’s Fair Pay Act (Senate Bill 358) is now law. Effective January 1, 2016, the new law modifies California’s existing wage discrimination measures by...more
On Sept. 1, California’s legislature sent Senate Bill No. 358 (the “Fair Pay Act”) to Governor Jerry Brown for signature. The Fair Pay Act amends California’s existing Equal Pay Act (Labor Code section 1197.5) in several...more
Citing the pay gap between men and women in California, and noting that the gap increases for women of color, the California Legislature recently passed a bill that would prohibit employers from paying an employee at wage...more
If you read one thing...
- California legislature has passed amendments to the California Fair Pay Act, which the Governor has said he will sign into law.
- The amendments expand protections against inequality...more
On September 10, 2015, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”) issued the Final Rule (RIN 1250-AA06) on pay transparency, which goes into effect on January 11, 2016. The Final Rule implements Executive...more
On August 31, 2015, the California Legislature overwhelmingly passed SB 358, the “Fair Pay Act,” in an effort to close the wage gap that exists between men and women. According to the legislative findings, in 2014 women in...more
Representing what media observers call the nation’s most aggressive attempt yet to close the salary gap between men and women, SB 358 would substantially broaden California gender pay differential law....more
Employers will have to report previous labor law violations to bid for federal government work beginning soon. On the heels of President Obama’s executive order prohibiting LBGT discrimination by federal contractors, the...more
We are frequently asked how long an employer should retain employment records. Employers need to keep them as long as they are required, but obviously don’t want to retain and store any records longer than they have to....more
Earlier this spring, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez signed into law the Fair Pay for Women Act ("FPWA" or the "Act"), prohibiting employers from engaging in gender–based wage discrimination. Inspired by the passage of...more
Who, What, Why . . .
Who does it apply to: In this edition, it varies according to the requirements of the particular law identified below. I am taking a short two-part break from my regular format to bring you the...more
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