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Emerging Labor & Employment Law Trends (Part 2)

With summer 2016 almost behind us, employers should begin to plan for the major labor and employment law trends expected to emerge in the last quarter of the year and into 2017. In the first part of this two-part series, we...more

Think You Can Verify Salaries? Think Again: Massachusetts Passes Comprehensive Pay Equity Law, Bans Pay History Inquiries

On August 1, 2016, Massachusetts joined a growing state and federal trend by passing a comprehensive “pay equity” law. Indeed, the focus on equitable pay has been a major priority for the Obama Administration since 2009, when...more

Hospitality Industry Law Newsletter

Who Are My Employees? The legal landscape for employers is changing. Led by the National Labor Relations Board (the “NLRB”), there is a growing trend to hold employers accountable, not only for their own employees, but...more

California Legislators Aim to Make Prior Salaries a Thing of the Past

A few months ago, the California State Assembly introduced AB 1676, a bill that not only would have prohibited employers from asking job applicants about their compensation history, but also would have required employers to...more

Employment Law - June 2016 #2

California Considers Extending Fair Pay Act to Race, Ethnicity - Why it matters - Reflecting the nationwide trend of pay equity, a new bill under consideration by California legislators would extend the state's Fair...more

White House Announces Equal Pay Pledge for Private Employers as Part of Today’s United State of Women Summit

The White House announced a new Equal Pay Pledge for private sector companies as part of yesterday’s “United State of Women Summit” in Washington, D.C. The Pledge is one of several initiatives announced at the Summit...more

[Webinar] Traffic Ahead: California Employment Law Update - June 22nd, 12:00pm CT

Since last presenting an update on California law affecting employers and employees, in April 2015, the California legislature has been quite busy. These changes are wide ranging and important for all doing business in this...more

Big Data, Background Checks, and Discrimination

On May 4, 2016, the White House released a report entitled “Big Data: A Report on Algorithmic Systems, Opportunity, and Civil Rights” to herald its focus on discrimination in “big data” assisted personnel screening...more

California’s Fair Pay Act: Gender Equity Beyond Compare

Starting in January, California has rolled out Equal Pay Legislation 2.0—the new generation in equal pay legislation. It has become the first jurisdiction to adopt a true “comparable worth” standard for pay equity....more

Maryland’s Amendment Would Expand Equal Pay to Include “Gender Identity,” Strengthen Protections Along Other More Familiar Lines

As we noted in last week’s coverage of Equal Pay Day’s twentieth anniversary, the issue of equal pay has been drawing increasing attention from regulators, legislators and plaintiffs’ attorneys nationwide. Of particular...more

Equal Pay Efforts Falter at the Federal Level, Gain Traction Elsewhere

Earlier this week, Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) attempted to force passage of two pay-related bills. The promotion of dueling legislation was likely a symbolic nod to Equal Pay Day, commemorated on...more

Equal Pay Day 2016:  Where Are We 20 Years Later?

April 12 2016 marked the twentieth anniversary of “Equal Pay Day,” which the National Committee on Pay Equity launched as a public awareness event in 1996 to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men...more

California Wage & Hour: Employer Q&A

Recently, the California Labor Commissioner cited a residential care provider for multiple wage theft violations, including for failure to pay minimum wage and overtime. As a result of the Labor Commissioner’s...more

California DLSE Posts FAQs on New Fair Pay Law but Leaves Tough Questions Unanswered

Three months after the California Fair Pay Act took effect on January 1, 2016, the California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (“DLSE”) has issued answers to FAQs about the new law, which by all counts is the most...more

California Governor Signs into Law New Bill Raising Minimum Wage to $15 per Hour

Not to be outdone by New York’s pending move to increase its minimum wage to $15.00 per hour for non-exempt employees in the coming years, on April 4, 2016, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill that will...more

Who me? Yes, YOU: Personal Liability For Wage Hour Violations

With March Madness in full swing, we interrupt your crumbling tournament brackets to ensure you’re aware of a truly maddening development. California law now makes individuals potentially liable for employer violations of...more

The New Jersey Senate Passes Proposed Equal Pay Legislation

On February 11, 2016, the New Jersey Senate passed Bill S992, which seeks to supplement New Jersey’s current equal pay law and amend the State’s Law Against Discrimination. As discussed in our previous blog post, similar...more

Latest California Equal Pay Legislation Targets Race and Ethnicity

As California employers adjust to recent amendments to the state’s Equal Pay Act, additional changes are looming. As we reported, last year, California adopted the Fair Pay Act, which provides new pay equity provisions...more

The New EEO-1 Pay Reporting Burdens Employers

In conjunction with the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the EEOC and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) proposed employers of 100 or more employees additionally report employee pay...more

EEOC Seeks to Tackle Pay Equity With Proposed EEO-1 Pay Data Requirement

Earlier this month, seven years after President Obama's historic signing into law of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) took a significant step toward enforcing the Obama...more

EEOC Plans to Target Gender Pay Gap by Collecting Pay Data from Large Employers

On January 29, 2016, nearly seven years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was enacted into law, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (the “EEOC”) announced a proposed revision to the Employer Information...more

Pay Equity Legislation: Not Just Gender Anymore

From high profile cases in Hollywood to the Silicon Valley, to high-profile legislation, gender pay equity has been top of the news in the past year. On January 1, 2016, the California Fair Pay Act – widely publicized as the...more

Cross-Border Trends: UK to Follow US Attack on the Gender Pay Gap

Following months of waiting the UK Government has finally published its draft regulations on the new “gender pay gap reporting” requirements in the UK. On publication of the draft regulations, the UK Government has asked one...more

EEOC to Collect Pay Data from Large Companies

If you read one thing... - The EEOC has announced a proposal to start collecting employee compensation information from companies with 100 or more employees, and is seeking comments, which are due by April 1,...more

Points & Authorities - Winter 2016

Attention California Employers: New Employment Laws Affecting Your Business Take Effect on January 1, 2016 - In past years the Governor of California has enacted new laws related to employment that place additional...more

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