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Colorado employers – are you providing required notices to your employees of all job postings and promotional opportunities?

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If your company has even one employee in Colorado, as of January 1, 2021, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEW) requires employers to notify employees within Colorado of all job postings and promotional...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Illinois Employers Will Be Required to Report on Their Equal Pay Practices to Obtain Mandated Certification; Significant Penalties...

On March 23, 2021, Illinois enacted SB 1480 (or “Law”), which, among other measures, amends the Illinois Equal Pay Act (“IEPA”) to require covered Illinois employers to file a detailed application concerning their equal pay...more

Akerman LLP - HR Defense

Growing State and Local Equal Pay Protections

Pay equity will be a focus of the Biden Administration, as was made clear in the White House Proclamation on Equal Pay Day last week. But states are not waiting on the federal government to act; several are moving forward...more

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Amendments to Illinois Law Make Using Criminal Convictions in Employment Decisions a Civil Rights Violation, Outlines New Equal...

Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed SB 1480 into law on March 23, 2021. Effective immediately, the law significantly amends the Illinois Human Rights Act (IHRA), Illinois Equal Pay Act (IEPA), and the Illinois Business...more

Morgan Lewis

Illinois Amends Antidiscrimination, Pay Equity, and Business Disclosure Laws

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Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed Senate Bill 1480 into law on March 23, effective immediately. The new law limits employers’ use of conviction records in making employment decisions, requires broad workplace demographic...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

With A New Secretary Of Labor Confirmed, Is OFCCP Ready To Start Implementing More Changes?

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On Monday, the U.S. Senate confirmed Marty Walsh as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Labor under President Biden. Secretary Walsh will, of course, also be newly-appointed OFCCP Director Jenny Yang’s new boss. While...more

King & Spalding

What Employers Should Expect Under the Biden Administration

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The Biden Administration has made it clear that it will make significant changes to the American workplace, including expansion of and increased regulation of workers’ rights. One of the areas of particular focus for...more

The Rodman Law Group, LLC

EPEWA: What Businesses with Colorado Employees Need to Know

The Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEWA), which officially went into effect on January 1, 2021, implements widespread compliance measures designed to address ongoing pay disparities in the workplace. The EPEWA will...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

Weekly Update for Government Contractors and Commercial Businesses – March 2021 #2

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CYBERSECURITY & DATA PRIVACY - Virginia Governor Signs Nation’s Second State Consumer Privacy Bill - The Washington Post reported that Governor Ralph Northam signed data privacy legislation into law, making Virginia the...more

Morgan Lewis

Gender Pay Gap Reporting: Organisations Granted Six-Month Grace Period

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As businesses continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic in the spring of 2021, the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has granted companies a six-month extension to report their gender pay figures. ...more

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Changes to Pay Equity Law Are Coming: It’s Time to Consider Auditing Your Pay Practices

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Amidst all of the promises and actions taken by the Biden Administration, the topic of pay equity is gaining more and more attention. While there has been growing momentum on the issue for years now, the Biden Administration...more

Nilan Johnson Lewis PA

Unions Join Pay Equity Fight: New Fronts in the Pay Equity Challenge

We have previously noted that employers assessing pay equity issues must account for brand and morale dangers in addition to regulatory and litigation risks. Over the last few years, employers have seen pay equity issues...more

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Gender pay gap reporting enforcement postponed

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Employers will have 6 months longer than usual – until 5 October 2021 - to comply with their 2020/2021 gender pay gap reporting obligations which, in contrast to the 2019/2021 reporting period, have not been suspended....more

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Beltway Buzz - February 2021 #2

Congressional Update. It was another busy week on Capitol Hill. The U.S. Senate was, of course, preoccupied with the historic second impeachment trial of former president Donald Trump. In the U.S. House of Representatives,...more

Epstein Becker & Green

Colorado Releases Guidance on Equal Pay Transparency Rules

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Along with a host of other laws across the country, Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“Act”) went into effect on January 1, 2021. Among other measures, the Act requires all employers—located anywhere in the United...more

Parker Poe Adams & Bernstein LLP

Old Comment on Need for Higher Starting Salary Revives Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act allows plaintiffs to pursue equal pay claims based on prior actions that continue to have a negative effect on their salaries. Last month, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed a grant...more

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Seventh Circuit Decision May Portend Increase in Equal Pay Act Claims for Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin Employers

On January 5, 2021, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit issued a decision in Kellogg v. Ball State University that expanded the scope of potential evidence plaintiffs may rely on to support their Equal Pay Act...more

Jackson Lewis P.C.

The Year Ahead: Diversity Analytics and Pay Equity

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The confluence of prominent social justice movements, enactment of a variety of state and local legislation and an incoming presidential administration committed to diversity, equity and inclusion will keep pay equity front...more

Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP

California’s New Pay Equity Data Reports Due March 31

Last fall, late on the final day he was permitted to sign legislation under California law, Governor Gavin Newsom affixed his signature to SB 973, a law that imposes on covered employers a significant employee data reporting...more

Dechert LLP

Gender pay gap reporting update

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Enforcement of the obligation on UK employers of the requisite size to file gender pay gap reports was suspended in respect of 2019/20 due to the Covid-19 outbreak. The obligation to comply with the applicable gender pay gap...more

Williams Mullen

Labor, Employment and Immigration Law Changes to Expect from the Biden Administration

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With the inauguration of a new President come significant anticipated changes in many areas of business, but none more seismic than in labor, employment and immigration....more

CDF Labor Law LLP

New Pay Equity Reporting Requirements In California Are Due Soon

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In September of last year, Governor Newsom signed SB 973, California’s first statutory employee data reporting requirement. SB 973 became codified as section 12999 of the California Government Code.  The bill was authored by...more

PilieroMazza PLLC

2021 Labor and Employment Spotlight: A List of Key Legal Updates for Employers

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Undeniably, 2020 was a year like no other. Faced with a global pandemic and a tumultuous election, employers were presented with a unique set of challenges and a myriad of new—and at times, very vague—laws and regulations....more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

[Webinar] Lawsuits and Laws In Vogue: What To Keep an Eye On in 2021 - January 26th, 12:30 pm ET

Lawsuits and Laws In Vogue: What To Keep an Eye On in 2021 - Emerging vaccines bring hope during the ongoing pandemic, but there’s little relief in sight for the upward trend in COVID-19-related lawsuits. Adding to that,...more

Proskauer - Law and the Workplace

Significant Workplace Changes in Store under the Biden Administration

From pay equity to an increased minimum wage, pro-worker and pro-union labor policies, and additional anti-discrimination protections, President-elect Biden has touted support for numerous legislative and regulatory proposals...more

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