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Gender-Based Pay Discrimination

California’s Proposed “Wage Shaming” Law Is Another Mess

by Epstein Becker & Green on

In yet another measure to expand the scope of California’s equal pay laws, Assembly Bill 1209 proposes an addition to the Labor Code (section 2810.6) requiring larger employers to gather information relating to gender...more

Understanding the EEOC’s Shifting Stance on Pay Bias and Data Collection

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Recently, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) has sent mixed signals to employers regarding its efforts to collect salary and pay data to combat pay inequity based on gender and race. Many employers are left...more

California Countdown: Which Labor & Employment Bills Will the Governor Sign?

by Littler on

September 15 was the last day in 2017 for bills to pass both houses of the California Legislature and be forwarded to the governor. Governor Jerry Brown (D) has until October 15, 2017 to sign, veto, or otherwise not act upon...more

2017 Labor & Employment Legislative Update: The End is Near!

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Governor Jerry Brown has till October 15 to approve bills the Legislature sent to his desk by its Friday, September 15, deadline, including bills that would require employers to ”show us the money” for...more

California Takes One Step Closer to Imposing Reporting Requirements and Public Shaming for Employer Pay Gaps

When we last checked in on AB 1209, the Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act, the proposed legislation was making its way through the California Senate. After making a few key amendments, the Senate passed the bill on September 7,...more

California Employment Law Bills Sent to Governor’s Desk

Several California labor and employment law bills passed in both the state assembly and senate on or before the September 15, 2017, legislative deadline. Governor Brown will have until October 15, 2017, to sign or veto these...more

Equal Pay Class Action Lawsuit Against Google

by Fisher Phillips on

Google, Inc. (“Google”) is the latest high profile employer in an onslaught of class actions by female employees alleging systemic discrimination in pay against women. Coupled with the Office of Federal Contract Compliance...more

Update: New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Fact Sheets Regarding the NYC Salary History Ban

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 12, 2017, the New York City Commission on Human Rights released two eagerly-awaited Fact Sheets to aid in the interpretation of the NYC salary history ban, which goes into effect on October 31,...more

New EEO-1 Pay Reporting Requirements Suspended Indefinitely

by Barley Snyder on

Larger employers no longer have the immediate worry about collecting and analyzing pay data to complete the federal EEO-1 employment report. The end of September was traditionally the deadline by which companies with more...more

EEOC Challenges Physician Pay Practices of Texas County Health Department

On August 31, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) in Dallas filed a federal lawsuit in the Eastern District of Texas, Sherman Division, against Denton County, Texas, alleging violations of the Equal...more

With EEO-1 Pay Report Gone, California Moves to Fill the Gap

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 11, AB 1209, the Gender Pay Gap Transparency Act, which would require larger employers in California to publish differences in pay between male and female employees and Board members, left the...more

Employers Not Required to Submit Pay Data or Follow Higher Salary Basis Threshold for Exempt Employees

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Q.  What is the status of the EEOC’s requirement that we submit pay data with our annual EEO-1 Form?  Also, have there been any updates on the lawsuit blocking the DOL’s rule raising the salary basis for certain non-exempt...more

EEO-1 Form Changes Suspended; Obama Overtime Expansion Officially Invalidated

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In the week leading up to Labor Day, two major employment law initiatives of former President Barack Obama’s Labor Department came to a halt. First, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) put a stop to the...more

OMB Freezes EEOC Pay Data Collection Rule

• OMB has frozen the Obama-era employee pay data collection requirements that were set to take effect in March 2018. • Employers should continue to use the prior version of the EEO-1 form and will have until March 31, 2018...more

A (Temporary?) Reprieve: Employers No Longer Required to Submit Pay Data to the EEOC

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) announcedthat the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) would stay the new EEO- 1 pay reporting requirements that had been scheduled to...more

White House Office of Management and Budget Hits the Pause Button on EEO-1 Compensation Data Requirement

Employers with 100 or more employees (and federal contractors with 50 or more employees) must submit an EEO-1 Report annually, detailing the race, gender, and ethnicity of its workforce. In September of 2016, the Equal...more

Trump Administration Suspends Rule to Require Employers to Report Payroll Data to Government

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Trump Administration has suspended 2016 regulations that would have required larger employers and federal contractors to report payroll data to the federal government along with the demographic data that they now must...more

EEOC Sues Pizza Studio Restaurant Owner for Violating Equal Pay Act

Company Offered Female New Hire Less Than a Male and Fired Both After She Complained, Federal Agency Says - ST. LOUIS - A Delaware company that until recently operated a Pizza Studio restaurant in Kansas City, Kan., and...more

OMB Halts Employers' Obligation to Report Summary Pay Data on EEO-1 Form

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has issued an immediate stay of requirements for certain private employers to report data on pay and work hours to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The OMB's...more

Illinois Governor Vetoes Bill That Would Prohibit Employer Inquiry Into Wage History

On August 25, 2017, Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner vetoed a bill that would prohibit employers from asking applicants about their wage histories. The bill, known as the Illinois No Salary History Law, previously had been...more

Deadline for Compliance with New EEO-1 Form Stayed Indefinitely

The White House Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) has indefinitely stayed the deadline for compliance with the new Employer Information Report (EEO-1 Form) for collection of annual pay and hours worked information. As...more

A Growing Number of States and Cities Banning Salary History Inquiries

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Employers who ask applicants about their salary history should be wary of a significant increase in state and local legislation barring this question. Over the past year, numerous states and localities have enacted such laws...more

EEO-1 Pay Data Collection Form Nixed for Now

by Akerman LLP - HR Defense on

Employers that have been struggling with whether to undertake the arduous task of assembling the 2017 pay data required by the new EEO-1 form can breathe a sigh of relief: the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has nixed...more

White House Blocks Revised EEO-1 Report - Employers’ Pay Data Reporting Halted – For Now

by Fisher Phillips on

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced late Tuesday that it was implementing an immediate stay of the revised EEO-1 Report, putting a halt to long-awaited pay data reporting requirements. The stay creates much...more

Breaking News: Update to Seyfarth Alert Regarding the Stay of “Component 2” of the Revised EEO-1 Report

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In update to our alert yesterday, Acting Chair Victoria Lipnic released a statement regarding the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs’ (“OIRA”), decision to stay the implementation of the pay data...more

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