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Web Exclusive: February 2018: The Top 15 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes all through 2017. And if the first two months...more

The Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Sweeping Changes to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act

by Hogan Lovells on

In advance of the July 1, 2018 implementation of extensive amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”), the Attorney General (“AG”) issued its Guidance on March 1, 2018. While the Guidance does not have regulatory...more

Massachusetts AG Issues Guidance On New Pay Equity Law

In August 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker (R) signed into law amendments to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, M.G.L. c. 149, s. 105A, which were passed in April 2016 by unanimous votes in the state House and Senate....more

Ontario, Canada Introduces New Legislation Banning Compensation Questions

by Littler on

The interview process is a time-consuming, planned procedure in which the parties seek to learn as much as possible about each other before determining whether it is a match. In addition to probing the candidate’s...more

Bill Aims At Prohibiting Public Pension Fund Investments In Alternative Investment Vehicles Lacking Race And Gender Pay Equity...

by Allen Matkins on

Last year, Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez Fletcher authored a bill, AB 1209, that would have required employers with 500 or more employees in California to provide to the Secretary of State specific information regarding...more

Women as Warriors: What Black Panther Teaches Us About Women in the Workplace

by FordHarrison on

Coming off the heels of a fantastic Blockbuster first few weeks, nearly $900 million made at the box office globally, and premiering during Black History Month, there is no denying that Black Panther is just the start of a...more

MA Attorney General Issues Guidance on Pay Equity Law

On Thursday, March 1, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey issued guidance to assist employers in complying with the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act. The law, formally known as an Act to Establish Pay Equity (Chapter 177...more

Attorney General Issues Guidance On MEPA: Many Questions Unanswered

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: The Massachusetts Attorney General’s office (“AGO”) issued Guidance on March 1 about the changes to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) that will take effect July 1. Employers preparing to comply with...more

Employers Should Act Now to Prevent New Compensation Discrimination Claims

by Lane Powell PC on

Despite more than 50 years of legislative effort, beginning with the Equal Pay Act of 1963, statistics show that we have made little progress in advancing equal pay for women and minorities. A growing number of states and...more

Massachusetts AG’s Office Issues Guidance On Equal Pay Law Set To Take Effect In July

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General issued its much-anticipated guidance on the state’s new pay equity law, set to take effect on July 1, 2018. The Massachusetts pay equity legislation amended...more

Equal Pay in a #MeToo World

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

A recent case illustrates the perils of paying women less than men – even when there appears to be a good reason to do so. In Bowen v. Manheim Remarketing, Inc., the company promoted the plaintiff, a woman, to replace a more...more

New York City Bans Salary History Inquiries

by Mintz Levin - Mintz Edge on

In accordance with a new regulation that took effect on October 31st, 2017, New York City employers are now prohibited from inquiring about or relying on salary history during the hiring process. This ban makes it an unlawful...more

You're Gonna Need A Bigger Boat: Pay Equity Initiatives Flood the State Legislatures

by Littler on

In 2017, legislatures in more than 40 jurisdictions across the United States considered more than 100 bills intended to narrow the lingering pay gap between men and women. While only a handful of those proposals ultimately...more

Massachusetts Changes the Landscape for Pay Equity and Pregnancy Accommodations

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

For those of you with employees in Massachusetts, you need to be aware of two significant changes with respect to pay equity and pregnancy accommodations. These changes also serve as a reminder to employers that they need to...more

Web Exclusive: January 2018: The Top 18 Labor And Employment Law Stories

by Fisher Phillips on

It’s hard to keep up with all the recent changes to labor and employment law. While the law always seems to evolve at a rapid pace, there were an unprecedented number of changes each month in 2017—and if January is any...more

Recent Pay Equity Cases Show That Such Cases Are Ill-Suited For Class Treatment

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

We’re pleased to share a thoughtful look at whether lawsuits alleging illegal pay disparities under California law are suitable as class actions. This post, recently featured on Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Issues & Insights Blog,...more

Weekly Round Up – February 4, 2018

by Fisher Phillips on

Mercifully, this has not been a week of big OSHA developments, so we focus on practical observations on safety compliance and on managing OSHA inspections. Because safety professionals in particular, and managers in general,...more

Mo’Nique’s Plight is not Unique – Pay Equity and Race

by Fisher Phillips on

Tinseltown stars have always had a special place in our hearts. Their portrayals of characters brought to life from our favorite books or screenplays so often teach us lessons about ourselves, life, and those around us. What...more

New California Employment Law May Impact Acquired Employees’ Compensation in the M&A Context

Effective January 1, 2018, California Labor Code Section 432.3 was amended to, among other things, prohibit any employer – public or private – from “seek[ing]” salary and compensation history from applicants for employment....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

Lawyers Suing Lawyers: Spate of Pay Equity Litigation Brought By Female Partners Against Their Firms

by Fisher Phillips on

Call it ironic, but even providers of legal services are targets for pay equity litigation. Case in point: a $300 million dollar class action lawsuit filed against a labor and employment law firm in the U.S. District Court...more

Three Pay Equity Trends to Watch in 2018

by Baker Donelson on

Closing the pay gap between men and women is not only a target in the EEOC's Strategic Enforcement Plan, it is also a priority for state legislators. Indeed, 2017 ended with a rise in state pay disparity legislation that...more

Iceland’s Pay Equity Law: The Start of a New Approach?

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Iceland has been touting gender pay equity legislation as a short-term goal since early last year. So it is no surprise that the country’s new law — which mandates pay equity for males and females – went into effect a few...more

Five Important Employment Trends for Massachusetts Retailers in 2018

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Having survived the holiday shopping season, retailers should begin to prepare for any new employment laws that will go into effect in the coming year (and, of course, should ensure that they are complying with existing...more

Florida Lawmakers Introduce 2 Pay Equity Bills

by Fisher Phillips on

The first day of the legislative session in Florida saw the introduction of two pay equity bills referred to as the “Senator Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act.” The bills, SB 594 and HB 393, would create additional...more

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