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How the EEOC is Cracking Down on Equal Pay Act Violations in the Food Service Industry

With the prevalence of gender discrimination lawsuits in the media and the increasing number of equal pay laws nationwide, employers in the food services industry would be wise to review their hiring and payroll practices as...more

Pay Equity Litigation – Even winning can be expensive!

by Fisher Phillips on

The Third Circuit’s affirmation of summary judgment in a pay equity case after ten years of litigation shows that even non-meritorious claims can be time-consuming and costly. As many who have been involved in lawsuits know,...more

Federal Court Enters Judgment in Favor Of EEOC In Suit Charging Equal Pay Act Violation By Pizza Restaurant

Pizza Studio Violated Federal Law by Offering Woman Less Pay Than a Man and Withdrawing Job Offer When She Complained - ST. LOUIS - A federal district judge in Kansas entered judgment today in favor the U.S. Equal...more

Community Pharmacy to Pay $60,000 To Settle Equal Pay Discrimination Suit

San Diego Pharmacy Chain Paid Female Pharmacy Tech Less Than a Male Tech and Fired Her for Complaining, Federal Agency Charges - SAN DIEGO - CJMBS Pharmacies, Inc., dba Community Pharmacy, a pharmacy chain in north San...more

Asking Employment Applicants for Their Salary History Soon Illegal in California

by Benesch on

“What did you make at your last job?” is becoming another question prospective employers cannot ask in more and more places. Effective January 1, 2018, California public and private employers will not legally be allowed to...more

Illinois Senate’s Surprising Failure to Override Governor’s Veto of Equal Pay Bill

As a follow up to a recent post on this blog, Illinois Equal Pay Act Likely to be Amended to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries, and in a surprising turn of events, the Illinois Senate did not overturn Governor Bruce Rauner’s...more

Illinois Equal Pay Act Is Amended To Prohibit Salary History Inquiries

Following the lead of many states and cities through the country, Illinois recently amended its Equal Pay Act to prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history, screening job applicants based on wage...more

Pay Equity: The Global and Domestic Push To Bridge the Gap

by Fisher Phillips on

It is no secret that pay inequity has plagued the United States and abroad for as long as women have been in the workforce. Although the U.S. and other countries have had laws on the books, in many cases for decades,...more

Preparing for the New Massachusetts Equal Pay Law, Part II: Which Policies to Revise in Light of the Upcoming Effective Date

As we get closer to the July 1, 2018 implementation date for the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), it is time to focus in earnest on practical workplace considerations for affected employers. Although the MEPA does not...more

Assembly Bill 168: California Bans Salary History Inquiries

by Reed Smith on

On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168) and joined other states, cities, and municipalities in banning inquiries into the salary history of prospective applicants. AB...more

California Pay Equity Update: Employers Cannot Ask for Prior Salary

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed into law AB 168, which makes it illegal for employers to ask for or rely upon a candidate’s salary history—both compensation and benefits—in determining whether to offer employment,...more

Calif. Adopts New Salary History, Pay Scale Requirements

by McGuireWoods LLP on

On Oct. 12, 2017, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a new law that restricts employers’ use of applicants’ salary history during the hiring process. This law will also require employers to provide the applicable pay scale to...more

In An Effort to Eliminate the Gender Wage Gap, Many Jurisdictions Pass Prohibitions on Wage History Inquiries

California just joined a growing number of states and municipalities prohibiting questions regarding wage history during the hiring process. On October 12, 2017 California Governor Jerry Brown, signed in to law AB 168,...more

Recent Deluge of California Legislation Imposes New Requirements on Employers

by K&L Gates LLP on

October 15th marked the deadline for Governor Jerry Brown to sign the numerous employment-related bills proposed during the California State Legislature’s 2017 legislative session. While many bills did not make the final cut,...more

California Waves Goodbye to Salary History

On October 12, 2017, California joined a growing trend of jurisdictions attempting to address pay disparities by enacting a law that bans employers from seeking salary history information, including compensation and benefit...more

New California Law Prohibits Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary History

by BakerHostetler on

A new California law (AB 168) was signed by Governor Jerry Brown on October 12, 2017 that prohibits employers from inquiring about the salary histories of its job applicants. AB 168, which takes effect on January 1, 2018, and...more

New California Law Prohibits Employers From Asking Applicants About Salary History

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Beginning January 1, 2018, California employers will no longer be able to ask job applicants about their salary history. California joins a small but growing group of states and cities that have enacted similar measures,...more

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished: Inferior Parental Leave Policies Can Result in Discrimination Claims

by McDermott Will & Emery on

To recruit and retain top talent, employers often offer benefits more generous than required under the law. Such benefits include unlimited vacation, paid maternity leave and paid paternity leave. However, a recent US Equal...more

The Salary Privacy Act—Stacking the Deck

by Blank Rome LLP on

Job interviews and salary negotiations have always been a sort of poker game. Now, in California, employers are required to show their hands, while candidates can keep their cards close to the vest....more

Compensation Policies Under Scrutiny: Federal Court Conditionally Certifies Class of Female Faculty Physicians in EPA Case

On September 28, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of Illinois granted conditional collective action certification in Ahad v. Board of Trustees of Southern Illinois University, a case under the Equal Pay...more

California Employers Prohibited from Seeking Applicant Salary Information

by Payne & Fears on

Assembly Bill 168 amends the California Equal Pay Act to prohibit an employer from relying on the salary history information of an applicant for employment as a factor in determining whether to make an offer or what salary to...more

No More Questions About, Or Use Of, Prior Salary Information In Employment

by Weintraub Tobin on

On October 12, 2017, Governor Brown signed Assembly Bill 168. Consistent with some other state laws and local ordinances passed by certain municipalities like San Francisco, the new law prohibits the inquiry and use of prior...more

Employment Law Commentary, September 2017 - Volume 29, Issue 9: Workplace Bias And Gender Pay Equity In Silicon Valley 2017

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

It was only a couple of years ago, on March 27, 2015, that a jury rejected Ellen Pao’s gender discrimination claims and rendered a defense verdict in favor of her former employer, a prominent Silicon Valley venture capital...more

Time to Remove Salary History from Job Applications

by Stoel Rives LLP on

Starting this Friday, October 6, employers in Oregon can no longer ask job applicants about their salary history. As part of the Equal Pay Act that Oregon enacted earlier this year, prohibiting questions about salary history...more

EEOC Files Three Lawsuits in D.C. Metro Area Charging Sex-Based Pay Discrimination

Unrelated Suits Name George Washington University, National Association for the Education of Young Children, and Total Quality Building Services for Equal Pay Violations - WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Equal Employment...more

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