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Don’t Ask – Don’t Tell in Job Interview?

by Ruder Ware on

A number of states have passed legislation prohibiting an employer from asking a candidate for a new job about his or her salary history in other employment settings. While such a law has not passed in the State of Wisconsin,...more

Illinois Senate Fails to Override Governor’s Veto of Salary History Ban

Bucking the nationwide trend, Illinois was unable to pass a law prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their salary history. On November 9, 2017, the Illinois Senate failed to override Governor Rauner’s veto...more

California Restrictions on Asking Applicants for Prior Salary Information: FAQs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

We have previously analyzed the growing trend around the country to ban employer inquiries into an applicant’s prior salary. This advisory addresses frequently asked questions about the new California law, which goes into...more

California Law Restricts Employer’s Consideration of Job Applicants’ Criminal History

by Perkins Coie on

Governor Jerry Brown has signed A.B. 1008 which amends the California Labor Code effective January 1, 2018, to prohibit employers from considering or inquiring about “an applicant’s conviction history,” “arrests not followed...more

New Law Prohibits Prior Salary Inquiries and Requires Pay Scale Disclosure on Request

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Effective January 1, 2018, California Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168) prohibits asking job applicants about their salary history (including other forms of compensation and benefits), or otherwise seeking this information. Further,...more

California Adopts State-Wide Restrictions on Criminal History Inquiries for Job Applicants

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Governor Jerry Brown recently signed Assembly Bill No. 1008, which restricts how and when public and private employers can ask applicants about criminal history when applying for employment in California. The new restrictions...more

Talent Software – Perfect Solution Or Perfect Storm?

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Using talent-finder software to simplify hiring decisions is all the rage. Hiring managers across the country love the idea that one of their most difficult tasks – hiring – can now done through software. So, what is good...more

States take pay disparity laws a step further by banning pay history inquiries

by McAfee & Taft on

Many states already have laws aimed at closing the wage gap. Whether they are couched as pay disparity, pay equity, equal pay, or pay transparency laws, the goal is the same – equal pay to women for equal work. Some states...more

Employment Law Reporter November 2017: California’s New Ban the Box Law

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Beginning January 1, 2018, Assembly Bill 1008 (AB 1008) will prohibit employers with five or more employees from inquiring about criminal history on an employment application or before making a conditional employment offer,...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

Albany County, New York Passes Salary History Ban

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

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

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

California Employment Law Notes - November 2017

Newly Enacted California Statutes - Statewide "Ban-the-Box" Legislation - Known as "Ban-the-Box" legislation in reference to the box applicants are asked to check if they have any prior criminal convictions, the new...more

Albany County Joins the Growing Number of Jurisdictions Banning Inquiries on a Job Applicant’s Compensation History

by Bond Schoeneck & King PLLC on

On October 10, 2017, the Albany County Legislature amended its County Human Rights Law by passing a law prohibiting all Albany County employers (entities with 4 or more employees) and employment agencies from doing any of the...more

Breaking News! Illinois Senate Refuses To Override Governor’s Veto

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

We previously reported that Governor Rauner’s August 25, 2017 veto of HB 2462 amending the Illinois Equal Pay Act related to applicant salary history inquiries was subject to be overridden by the General Assembly. On October...more

California “Ban-the-Box” Law Significantly Limits Employers’ Ability to Obtain and Use Information About Criminal Convictions in...

Just six months after California modified its regulations concerning past criminal convictions for applicants, California has taken the additional step of modifying the Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) to expressly...more

Does California's State-Wide "Ban-the-Box" Put Employers In A Box?

by Nossaman LLP on

On October 14, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown announced that he had signed Assembly Bill 1008, which prohibits most California public and private employers from asking applicants about criminal conviction history until after a...more

Preparing a Performance Reference for an Employee – What is Expected of an Employer?

by K&L Gates LLP on

It is not uncommon for employers to require potential employees to provide references from their former employers. Indeed, such references may have a significant bearing on their chances of obtaining employment with a new...more

Happy Veterans Day! Celebrate the Benefits of Hiring California Veterans

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Countless California employers have found that veterans make outstanding employees. As we approach the Veterans Day holiday, read on for a list of the benefits of hiring veterans, as well as helpful...more

UPDATED: California Bans Applicant Salary History Inquiries

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Add salary history to the growing list of topics that may be off limits on employment applications and during interviews, depending on where your business operates. California joins a growing list of jurisdictions banning...more

California Implements Statewide “Ban the Box” Law Effective January 1, 2018

by LeClairRyan on

California has become the tenth state to pass the “ban-the-box” law which removes the conviction history question on job applications for private employers with five or more employees. Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois,...more

Employment News - November 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

Weekly newsletter on employment matters. In this weeks issue: - Open to non-members – rejection of job application because of previous union activities was unlawful. - Stevenson/Farmer review into mental health in...more

California Federal Court Strikes Down FCRA Claim

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Earlier this month, in a case pending in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Home Depot avoided a class action suit under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA). The lawsuit accused the company of...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

NYC Ban on Salary History Inquiries

by Goodwin on

Effective October 31, 2017, under a new provision of the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL), New York City employers may no longer inquire about an applicant’s salary history during the hiring process or rely upon his or...more

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