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Albany County, New York Passes Salary History Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: In line with a wave of salary history bans going into effect across the country, Albany County, New York just passed its own salary history ban. ...more

Third Time’s The Charm For California Salary History Ban Legislation

Seyfarth Synopsis: After two previous failed attempts, California joins seven other U.S. jurisdictions to prohibit inquiries into an applicant’s salary history. Read on for a recap of the new law....more

UPDATE: New York City Commission on Human Rights Releases Additional Guidance and FAQs on the New York City Salary History Law

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New York City Commission on Human Rights (the “Commission”) recently issued additional guidance in the form of “Frequently Asked Questions” on the Salary History Law that goes into effect on October 31,...more

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

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

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

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

Update: San Francisco’s Salary History Ban Signed Into Law

Seyfarth Synopsis: Mayor Ed Lee signed the “Parity in Pay Ordinance” (“Ordinance”) on July 19, 2017, prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history. The law will go into effect on July 1, 2018...more

San Francisco’s Salary History Ban “Finally Passes” After Two Rounds of Votes

Seyfarth Synopsis: San Francisco is likely to be the next jurisdiction to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about wage history. If signed by the Mayor, as expected, the law will go into effect on July 1, 2018...more

The Baton Passes Back to the East Coast: Prior Salary Ban Passed in Delaware and Philadelphia Law Suit Challenging Prior Salary...

Seyfarth Synopsis: There have been two big updates on the prior salary front. First, Delaware joins the growing number of states and local jurisdictions with its enactment of a law preventing employers from requesting salary...more

The Pay Equity March on the West Coast Begins: Oregon Signs Expansive Equal Pay Law and San Francisco Considers Salary History Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: The West Coast is turning back to pay equity. Last year, California led the charge and became the first state to adopt a more onerous pay equity law. The East Coast then joined, with stringent pay laws...more

Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Salary History Ban Ordinance Dismissed

Seyfarth Synopsis: UPDATE: The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania dismissed the challenge to the Philadelphia ordinance on May 30, 2017 based upon the Chamber of Commerce for Greater...more

UPDATE: The Trend Continues: NYC Passes Salary History Ban

Seyfarth Synopsis: On May 4, 2017, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law the long awaited ban on employers inquiring about a prospective job applicant’s prior salary history. The law will go into effect in 180...more

Ninth Circuit Holds that Prior Salary Alone May Justify Pay Differential in Equal Pay Act Cases

Seyfarth Synopsis: On April 27, 2017, the Ninth Circuit held that using prior salary alone may support differences in compensation under the Equal Pay Act as a “factor other than sex” if using prior salary was “reasonable”...more

Businesses Challenge Philadelphia Law Prohibiting Inquiry into Prospective Employee’s Wage History

Seyfarth Synopsis: Businesses banded together to challenge, on First Amendment and Due Process grounds, the pay equity Ordinance which would ban inquiries into prospective employees’ prior salaries. The Ordinance, which was...more

Equal Pay Day 2017: Introducing Seyfarth’s 50-State Pay Equity Desktop Reference

For organizations that operate in multiple state or local jurisdictions, tracking the ever-changing requirements related to pay equity can pose daunting challenges. To simplify the process, we are pleased to provide you with...more

New Jersey Senate Fails to Override Veto on Salary History Inquiry Ban, and Proposes Two New Pay Equity Bills, With Another...

Seyfarth Synopsis: The New Jersey Senate has failed to override Governor Christie’s conditional veto of a bill which would prohibit inquiries into salary history. New Jersey hoped to join Philadelphia and Massachusetts in...more

UPDATE: Philadelphia Enacts Law Prohibiting Inquiry Into a Prospective Employee’s Wage History

Seyfarth Synopsis: Philadelphia is the next jurisdiction to prohibit employers from inquiring into job applicants’ wage history during the employment application process. ...more

Breaking News: EEOC Revised EEO-1 Report Finalized - Employers With More Than 100 Employees Will Be Required to Submit Pay Data to...

Seyfarth Synopsis: On September 29, 2016, the OMB approved the EEOC’s revisions to the EEO-1 report. Beginning in 2018, employers with 100+ employees will be required to annually report pay and hours data to the EEOC for its...more

EEOC Revises EEO-1 Report Proposed Pay-Data Collection Rules

Seyfarth Synopsis: On July 14, 2016, the EEOC released revisions to the EEO-1 proposed rule that will require many employers to annually report pay data if approved in its current form. While the EEOC clarified certain...more

OFCCP Issues Sweeping New Sex Discrimination Guidelines

Seyfarth Synopsis: Today the OFCCP issued final sex discrimination regulations, which were updated for the first time since the 1970s. While the Final Rule seeks to align requirements in accordance with “current law,” many of...more

Pay Equity Communications (AKA: What do I say?)

Responding to inquiries regarding your company’s stance on pay equity can be dicey. Having a strategy on how you address questions is important. Every time a client asks “what do I say” in response to employee...more

Seyfarth Submits Comments to EEOC Regarding Proposed Pay Data Collection under EEO-1 Report

Seyfarth Synopsis in a Second: Seyfarth Shaw submitted comments on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and standalone comments on behalf of the Firm and its clients responding to the EEOC’s proposal to mandate that...more

Breaking News: EEOC Holds Public Hearing on EEO-1 Pay Report: Seyfarth to Testify on Behalf of U.S. Chamber of Commerce

Tomorrow afternoon Seyfarth Shaw’s Camille Olson will testify on behalf of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce before the EEOC in public hearings on the EEOC’s proposal to expand the EEO-1 report to require employers to provide pay...more

Breaking News: New EEOC Pay Report Proposed For Employers in 2017

If there was any doubt that pay equity is major risk area for employers, that doubt should now be erased. This morning, on the seventh anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, the EEOC made a startling...more

California Governor Signs Strictest Equal Pay Law in U.S.

Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law. The Fair Pay Act will be effective January 1, 2016 for...more

Federal Contractor News Roundup: Paid Sick Leave, Pay Secrecy, Posters, Plus More

This year continues to be an active one for employers who are federal contractors or subcontractors. Most recently, yesterday President Obama continued the trend of using Executive Orders where legislative solutions have...more

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