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The Bubbler – May 2018

Welcome back for this month’s edition of the Bubbler! There’s plenty to talk about, so let’s jump right in. The California Supreme Court issued an important decision this week addressing the test for whether a worker is...more

New York State Moves One Step Closer to New Pay Equity Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

On the heels of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s call for New York to take additional steps to close the gender wage gap, the New York State Assembly passed a suite of pay equity legislation that would impact both private and public...more

Use of Salary History Taboo? Ninth Circuit Weighs In

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Use of one's last salary or salary history to determine compensation can be a proxy for sex discrimination. Once considered a legitimate "factor other than sex," some jurisdictions are banning the use of a job candidate's...more

Equal Pay Day 2018: Trends and Developments in Pay Equity Litigation

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

This publication provides a brief overview of recent trends and developments in pay equity litigation and analyzes significant decisions and filings that have had an impact on those issues. We hope that our clients and...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Provides Guidance On Equal Pay Law

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Recently, the Massachusetts Attorney General, Maura Healey, issued guidance to assist employers in complying with the state’s Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), which goes into effect on July 1, 2018. The 30-page guidance is...more

California Fair Pay Act Confusion – Understanding California Labor Code Section 1197.5

by Weintraub Tobin on

The following discussion concerns the California Fair Pay Act, and how to apply it. If you are unfamiliar with the Act, you may wish to begin by reading this blog. I get calls from employers asking: “When I group my...more

California’s Labor & Employment Changes for 2018: Part I - Legislative Changes Impacting Employers

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California courts and Legislature greatly expanded protections for public and private workers in 2017, handing down decisions and passing laws regarding wages, discrimination based on criminal and salary histories,...more

Employee Rights at Forefront of CA’s New Labor Laws

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

California lawmakers passed a swell of legislation last year aimed at extending the rights of all employees, regardless of gender identification, salary history, criminal past and more. Originally published on...more

California Employers: Know and Comply With New Laws Affecting Your Business in 2018

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

Following its pattern in recent years, in 2017 the California legislature enacted many new laws affecting California employers. The new laws address several topics, including: - Broader gender-related discrimination,...more

Google Wins California Pay Equity Class Action Lawsuit – But More To Come?

by Fisher Phillips on

A California Superior Court judge in San Francisco handed Google a win in its defense of a putative class action brought by three former employees, dismissing the pay equity Complaint as to all three plaintiffs. While Google...more

The 12 days of California Labor & Employment Series – Day 2 "Salary History"

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

It’s the end of the year and while everyone is busy, employers in California should be aware of new laws and regulations that go into effect on January 1, 2018. In the spirit of the season, we are using the next "12 days of...more

Google It: Pay Equity Class Action Complaint Dismissed

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In the first case of its kind under the California Fair Pay Act, a court dismissed a pay equity class claim against Google, holding that alleging wage discrimination for “all women” does not plead enough...more

I-18- DC Update on Joint Employer and OT Issues, and Part 1 of an Expert Interview on Pay Equity Audits

by Cozen O'Connor on

This episode of Employment Law Now provides an update on current DC initiatives to change joint employer and overtime exemption standards, as well as Part 1 of a two-part interview with a leading expert on conducting an...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

Trick or Treat? Employee Claims Discrimination After Attending Office Halloween Party

Before you send out that next office-wide invite to a “holiday” party, think twice. Carmelite Lofton has sued her employer, BSN Sports, LLC—a Texas uniform and equipment retailer—when things turned sour after she was forced...more

California Bans Employers from Seeking Salary History of Applicants

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

On October 13, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168), which further restricts employers’ use of salary history information. California’s Fair Pay Act currently prohibits employers from...more

Governor Signs, Vetoes Pay Equity Bills

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Governor Brown is in that final flurry of signing and rejecting bills sent to him at the end of the legislative session. Two of those bills that we have been following involved pay equity issues. The Governor approved one,...more

California Bans Salary History Inquiries

California has joined a growing list of jurisdictions, including New York City, Massachusetts, Delaware and Oregon, among others, banning salary history inquiries from job applicants. Governor Brown signed the law into effect...more

California Enacts Statewide Law Restricting Inquiries into Applicants’ Salary History

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a statewide salary history inquiry law that will largely restrict employers in the state from seeking and relying upon salary history information from applicants during the...more

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

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

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

California On Brink Of Further Expansion Of Fair Pay Protections

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

California’s legislature is close to passing three bills to expand the state’s fair pay laws. The bills, introduced in early 2017, were designed to expand upon, or clarify, the amended California Fair Pay Act (CFPA)....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

San Francisco Employers Face New Gender Equality Laws

by Fisher Phillips on

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has just added two new employment ordinances to the burgeoning list of employment-related ordinances in the City by the Bay. First, the Parity in Pay Ordinance prohibits employers from...more

California Legislative Update: Several Labor and Employment Bills Passed in the Assembly

Several California labor and employment law bills passed in the state assembly or senate before the June 2, 2017, legislative deadline. The legislature now has until September 15, 2017, to pass these bills in the second...more

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