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NYC Law Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants for Salary History

by Wilson Elser on

New York City recently enacted a law prohibiting employers from asking about a job applicant’s salary history during all stages of the employment hiring process. The law, which was adopted on May 4, 2017, also prohibits an...more

California’s Tightened Regulations on Considering Criminal History in Employment Decisions Take Effect July 1, 2017

Last year, the California Fair Employment and Housing Council proposed new regulations on an employer’s consideration of criminal history in making employment decisions. Those regulations were approved this year by the Office...more

Update to NYC Salary History Inquiry Ban

In our prior post, we reported that the New York City Council had 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...more

Compensation-Related Information from Prospective Employees – Don’t Ask, Can Tell

by Dechert LLP on

New York City’s mayor signed legislation captioned, “Prohibiting Employers From Inquiring About a Prospective Employee’s Salary History” (Int. No. 1253-A) (the “NYC Salary Law”) on May 4, 2017. The NYC Salary Law amends the...more

Top 10 Mistakes Employers Make in Employment Applications

Employment applications—almost every employer in the country uses them. They can seem innocuous, but they contain a number of minefields of which employers should be aware....more

Seventh Circuit Blazes Truck Driver’s Failure to Hire Claims

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Synopsis: The Seventh Circuit affirmed a summary judgment decision in favor of the employer on the plaintiff’s race discrimination and civil conspiracy claims where the employer did not hire the plaintiff after the plaintiff...more

What NYC Employers Need to Know about New Salary History Law

by Foley Hoag LLP on

Earlier this month, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill prohibiting employers from asking job candidates about their salary history. The new law will go into effect on October 31, 2017....more

NYC Pay History Ban To Take Effect October 31, 2017

by Cole Schotz on

On May 4, 2017, the Mayor of New York City, Bill de Blasio, signed into law a bill that amends the New York City Human Rights Law (the “NYCHRL”), and makes it illegal for employers to inquire about a prospective job...more

EEOC Sues Ruby Tuesday For Age Discrimination

Boca Raton Restaurant Refuses to Hire a Qualified Applicant Because It Wanted to 'Maximize Longevity,' Federal Agency Charges - FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Ruby Tuesday, Inc., a national casual dining restaurant chain,...more

NYC Says Put It in Writing for Freelancers, Stop Asking Job Candidates their Prior Salaries - The Freelance Isn’t Free Act...

Beginning May 15, 2017, independent contractors in New York City will be provided with heightened protections under the law, and those engaging independent contractors will, in most instances, be legally required to do so...more

Employment News - May 2017 #2

by Hogan Lovells on

Wrong answer – applicant should have been allowed an alternative to multiple choice test - The EAT in Government Legal Service v Brookes found that a job applicant with Asperger's had been unlawfully discriminated...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

This week’s news flash – a quick overview of timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization. - New York City joins Philadelphia and Massachusetts in enacting a measure to...more

Filtering rules for criminal record checks: Two convictions do not always make a pattern of offending

by Dentons on

The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 provides that criminal convictions, cautions, warnings and reprimands in respect of certain offences are deemed to be “spent” after specified periods of time. Spent cautions and...more

Does the Ban on Salary History Inquiries Violate the First Amendment? Ruling on Philadelphia Bill May Impact New York 

by Fisher Phillips on

On May 4, 2017, New York City joined the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the City of Philadelphia when the Mayor signed legislation that bans employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants. These laws,...more

New York City Bans Employers From Requesting Salary History

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that will go into effect on October 31, 2017, and generally prohibits employers from inquiring about or relying on an applicant’s salary history. New...more

New York City Mayor Signs Pay Equity Law – Impact on Employment Background Checks

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation prohibiting employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history during the hiring process. New York City joins Massachusetts and Philadelphia in passing...more

The State of Indiana Bans Political Subdivisions From Enacting “Ban the Box” Restrictions

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Indiana Senate Bill 312 (the “Bill”) provides, among other things, that a political subdivision of the state, including a municipality, may not prohibit an employer from obtaining or using criminal history...more

Labor and Employment Group News: New York City Passes Law Barring Employers From Inquiring Into Job Applicant Salary History

by Murtha Cullina on

On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a New York City Council bill that prohibits employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s “salary history” during any stage of the employment process. In addition, the...more

New York City Employers Soon Will Be Prohibited from Inquiring About or Relying on Job Applicants' Salary Histories

On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law a bill that makes it an "unlawful discriminatory practice" for New York City employers to inquire about a job applicant's salary history, or to rely upon...more

NYC Says Salary Inquiries are DOA

In August 2016, we alerted you that the New York City Council was considering an initiative that would prohibit employers from seeking an applicant’s salary history, and from using salary history to determine pay under most...more

Is Your Background Check Too Broad? New D.C. Law Bans Requests for or Use of Credit Information

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Credit information is often one component of a comprehensive employment background check. As we have previously reported, employers utilizing background checks performed by a credit reporting agency are subject to a number of...more

Employers Must Use Caution When Basing Pay Decisions On Prior Salary History

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Imagine a scenario where an employer hires two individuals – a male and female – to fill two identical jobs (i.e., same job qualifications and same job duties). Both individuals satisfy the educational, skill, and other...more

Update on New York City Legislation Limiting Salary History Inquiries

As we recently blogged about here, efforts to ban inquiries related to applicants’ salary history have gained momentum across the country. Last Friday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio joined this trend by signing into law...more

NYC Employers Will Soon be Banned from Inquiring about Salary History

by K&L Gates LLP on

On Thursday, May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed a bill prohibiting New York City employers, both public and private, from asking job applicants about their salary history. This legislation, amending the...more

Mayor De Blasio Signs Legislation Banning NYC Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Compensation History

In an April 11 blog post, we explained a piece of legislation that will soon ban nearly all New York City employers from (1) asking job applicants about their compensation history and (2) relying on a job applicant’s...more

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