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Fisher Phillips

Top 50 Workplace Law Stories Of 2018

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It’s hard to keep up with the news these days. It sometimes feels like you can’t step away from your phone, computer, or TV for more than an hour or so without a barrage of new information hitting the headlines—and you’re...more

Littler

NY Federal Court Significantly Limits Scope of Equal Pay Case

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For years, employment lawyers on both sides have disagreed on what is required to obtain class treatment in a Title VII discrimination case. ...more

Fisher Phillips

Changes Are Coming to the Illinois Equal Pay Act

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The Illinois House of Representatives and Senate recently voted to override Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner’s veto of proposed changes to the Illinois Equal Pay Act, meaning that employers will soon be required to comply with...more

Lane Powell PC

BOLI Releases Oregon Equal Pay Act Rules. Does Your Business Have an Effective Pay Equity Strategy?

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On November 19, 2018, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued its much anticipated final administrative Rules for the Oregon Equal Pay Act. With the key provisions of the Act becoming effective on January 1,...more

Polsinelli

New York Court Rejects Class and Collective Certification in Nationwide Sex-Bias Action

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On November 30, 2018, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York determined that a company’s decentralized pay and promotion structure made the matter unfit for class and collective certification under...more

BakerHostetler

Southern District of New York Denies Certification of Nationwide Case Alleging Sex Discrimination

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A claim is brought against a large employer contending that, although personnel decisions are made locally, it discriminates in pay and promotions on the basis of sex nationwide. Sound familiar? That was, essentially, the...more

Tonkon Torp LLP

Final Rules Issued On Oregon's Equal Pay Act

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On November 19, 2018, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries ("BOLI") issued permanent administrative rules for Oregon's Equal Pay Act. The rules will be effective January 1, 2019. The new rules are summarized below. ...more

Nutter McClennen & Fish LLP

Writing for Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, David C. Henderson and Matt Ritchie Analyze Amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay...

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David C. Henderson and Matthew Ritchie, partners in Nutter’s Litigation Department, authored an article that analyzes the Attorney General’s guidance on a 2016 amendment to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) that will...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

Oregon Publishes Final Rule Implementing Its Expansive Equal Pay Act, Effective January 1, 2019

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A majority of the provisions of Oregon’s Equal Pay Act will go into effect on January 1, 2019. The Act’s ban on salary history inquiries went into effect in October 2017. Beginning 2019, the Bureau of Labor and Industries...more

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart,...

BOLI Issues Final Rules on Oregon’s Equal Pay Law

On November 19, 2018, the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (BOLI) issued its final administrative rules relating to the state’s Equal Pay Law, which prohibits pay discrimination on the basis of protected class, as well...more

Orrick - Global Employment Law Group

Tech Giants Continue To Face The Equal Pay Litigation Spotlight

In recent years, the volume of equal pay lawsuits has continued to increase in Silicon Valley, despite technology companies reaffirming their commitment to equal pay policies and practices. Earlier this month, Hewlett Packard...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

How Narrow Is A Discrimination Plaintiff’s Road To Trial In The Eleventh Circuit?

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Seyfarth Synopsis: Although an employee can prove discrimination by showing that an employer’s reasons for adverse action are pretextual, the Eleventh Circuit finds that an employee must do more than merely contest the...more

Husch Blackwell LLP

Judgment Entered In Equal Pay Case For Female Physician

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Denton County Public Health Department resolved a lawsuit brought against the county over alleged pay discrimination through a final judgment issued on October...more

Jackson Walker

2018 Employment and Labor Law Update: The Year of #MeToo (Presentation)

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Please see full Presentation below for more information from the Employment and Labor Law Symposium....more

Flaster Greenberg PC

Five Things New Jersey Employers Need to Know: Paid Sick Leave, Medical Marijuana & More

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Last week, Adam E. Gersh, Esquire, and Jeremy S. Cole, Esquire, co-presented a seminar addressing hot topics in in New Jersey employment law, highlighted by a discussion of New Jersey’s recently-passed Paid Sick Leave Law....more

Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton LLP

Emerging Trends In State And Local Equal Pay Efforts

Equal pay for equal work is a bedrock concept that no reasonable person would dispute as being professionally and morally appropriate. Yet, it is an ideal that is far from ubiquitous in the workplace. As an understated, but...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Equal Pay Audits: Voluntary Disclosure, Activism and Litigation

On October 4, 2018, Skadden hosted the webinar “Equal Pay: Voluntary Disclosure, Activism and Litigation.” The panelists were Marc Gerber, partner, Mergers and Acquisitions and Corporate Governance, Skadden; Blair Jones,...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Business Groups Urge U.S. Supreme Court To Review Ninth Circuit Decision Rejecting Use Of Prior Salary To Set Pay

In the wake of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Rizo v. Yovino, key employer-side groups have expressed support for U.S. Supreme Court review to determine whether employers who rely on prior salary to set starting pay can...more

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission...

Interim Healthcare of Wyoming Sued by EEOC For Sex-Based Pay Discrimination

Female Nurses Paid Less Than Less Experienced Male Counterpart, Federal Agency Charges - CASPER, Wyo. - Interim Healthcare of Wyoming violated federal law by paying female nurses lower wages than a significantly less...more

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Equal Pay Audits: Current State of the Law

On September 20, 2018, Skadden hosted the webinar “Equal Pay Audit: Current State of the Law.” The panelists were Karen Corman, Skadden labor and employment partner; Robin Quittell, managing director, chief human resources...more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

Wyoming Employer Sued for Paying Female RNs Less Than Male RNs

Paying an experienced female registered nurse (RN) less than a newly licensed male RN has a Wyoming healthcare employer defending a lawsuit brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). On September 28, 2018,...more

Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Having Your Cake And Eating It Too: Sixth Circuit Rules That Employees Need Not Return Severance Pay Before Suing

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Seyfarth Synopsis: In a recent decision, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit ruled that former employees need not return severance pay before filing a lawsuit against an employer, when the employee alleges the...more

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Cert Denied In Potential Harbinger For California Equal Pay Act Class Actions

On August 28, 2018, a judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court issued one of the first decisions – if not the first decision – on a motion to certify a putative class action under the state’s revised Equal Pay Act, Cal....more

Holland & Hart - Employers' Lawyers

SCOTUS Employment Cases and Petitions for The Upcoming Term

The Supreme Court of the United States will begin its upcoming session on Monday, October 1, 2018. Currently, eight justices preside over the high court following Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement after the end of the last...more

Orrick - Global Employment Law Group

Cert Denied in Potential Harbinger for California Equal Pay Act Class Actions

On August 28, 2018, a judge in Los Angeles County Superior Court issued one of the first decisions – if not the first decision – on a motion to certify a putative class action under the state’s revised Equal Pay Act, Cal....more

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