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Connecticut's New Pay Equity Bill Prohibits Questions Regarding Prospective Employees' Wage and Salary History

by Littler on

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy signed Public Act No. 18-8, “An Act Concerning Pay Equity,” into law on May 22, 2018, making Connecticut the sixth state to prohibit employers from asking applicants about salary history....more

Certain Provisions of Quebec’s Pay Equity Act Are Invalid, SCC Rules

On May 10, 2018, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) confirmed that certain sections of the Quebec Pay Equity Act (Act) regarding pay equity audits were invalid, inapplicable and unenforceable. The SCC agreed with the Quebec...more

Philadelphia District Court Strikes Down Portion of Salary History Ban

by Hogan Lovells on

On April 30, 2018, a Philadelphia federal judge issued an opinion striking down a portion of Philadelphia’s salary history ban. Salary history bans have become increasingly common tools used by various cities and states...more

Federal Court Partially Enjoins Philadelphia’s Ban on Salary History Inquiries

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On April 30, 2018, a federal district court in Pennsylvania issued a preliminary injunction against the City of Philadelphia, preventing the City from implementing the portion of its Wage Equity Law that prohibits employers...more

Connecticut Soon to Join The Prior Salary Ban(dwagon)

Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy is poised to sign into law the Act Concerning Pay Equity bill, which has been passed by both the Connecticut House and Senate General Assembly. ...more

Vermont Enacts Salary History Inquiry Law

by Littler on

On May 11, 2018, Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed legislation restricting employers from making salary history inquiries....more

Employment Law - May 2018 #2

Decision Provides Successor Liability Warning for Employers - Why it matters - A federal court sided with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) on the question of successor liability with respect to an...more

Web Exclusive - April 2018: The Top 19 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 four months...more

You Can Ask About It, But You Can’t Rely Upon It: Finally, a Resolution to the Constitutionality of Philadelphia’s Wage Equity...

by Fisher Phillips on

According to the late great Tom Petty, “the waiting is the hardest part.” The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania (the “Court”), however, begs to differ with The Heartbreakers’ leading man....more

New Jersey Passes Laws on Sick Leave and Pay Equity; Will Tackle Worker Misclassification

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A little more than 100 days into his tenure, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has made it clear that employment is one of his top priorities. In the past two weeks, Gov. Murphy has signed a Paid Sick Leave and an Equal Pay...more

Legislative Update: Sexual Harassment Bill Not Yet A Done Deal After All

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Today is the last day of the General Assembly session and there are only so many hours to debate and pass bills. And so, in a year when so many labor & employment law bills were up for consideration, it’s come down to a...more

New Washington Laws on Equal Pay and Sexual Harassment NDAs Become Effective in June

by Perkins Coie on

Washington’s Amended Equal Pay Act - The Washington Equal Pay Opportunity Act will go into effect on June 7, 2018. House Bill 1506, signed by Governor Jay Inslee on March 21, 2018, amends the Washington Equal Pay Act, RCW...more

General Assembly Passes Bill Prohibiting Salary Inquiries of Job Applicants

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Over the weekend, the General Assembly approved a bill prohibiting employers, including the state and its political subdivisions, from asking, or directing a third-party to ask, about a prospective employee’s wage and salary...more

New Jersey Enacts Sweeping Equal Pay Law

by Epstein Becker & Green on

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (“Equal Pay Act” or “Law”), which is designed to guarantee pay equity and eliminate discrimination in pay for all employees...more

Countdown to the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: Will You Be In a Safe Harbor or Rough Waters Come July 1?

by White and Williams LLP on

On July 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA) will take effect. MEPA updates and replaces the Massachusetts Pay Equity Act, M.G.L. c. 149, § 105A, which prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in the payment...more

N.J. Employers Must Act Promptly to Assure Compliance with New Pay Equity Law

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• New Jersey employers have less than two months to ensure they are providing equitable pay to their employees under the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (Act), which takes effect July 1, 2018. • The Act significantly expands...more

New Jersey Legislative Update: Equal Pay and Paid Sick Leave

New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy recently signed into law a bill that provides equal pay protections for members of certain protected classes. Governor Murphy also signed into law a bill that requires New Jersey employers to...more

Mixed Results for Employers in Legal Challenge to Philadelphia’s Salary History Ban Ordinance

by White and Williams LLP on

Court distinguishes between unlawful “Reliance” on wage history in setting wage rates and lawful “Inquiries” into wage history - The City of Philadelphia was the first city in the United States to enact an ordinance...more

New Jersey Equal Pay Act Signed Into Law

On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”), which amends the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (“NJLAD”) to provide enhanced equal pay...more

Philadelphia’s Pay Equity Ordinance: When May Employers Request and Consider Salary Information in Light of the Latest Challenge?

On April 30, 2018, Judge Goldberg of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued an order granting in part and denying in part a motion brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia...more

Portion of Philadelphia Salary History Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In a ruling that could provide a roadmap for challenging salary history bans in other jurisdictions, a Philadelphia federal judge issued an opinion on April 30 invalidating a major element of the Philadelphia salary history...more

NJ Enacts Equal Pay Law

On April 24, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act into law. Most commentators consider it the strongest equal pay law in the nation. The law amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination...more

Ninth Circuit Unanimously Holds: Prior Salary Doesn’t Justify Wage Gap Under Equal Pay Act

In Rizo v. Yovino, 2018 U.S. App. LEXIS 8882 (9th Cir. April 9, 2018), the full court unanimously held that prior salary – whether alone or in combination with other factors – cannot justify a wage differential under the...more

New Jersey Governor Signs Sweeping Pay Equity Act Into Law

As anticipated, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy has signed into law the Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act (the “Act”).  The Act will take effect on July 1, 2018, giving employers approximately two months to review their policies...more

Utah 2018 Legislative Report: Employment Law Developments

by Payne & Fears on

The 2018 General Session of the Utah Legislature saw significant developments in some areas of employment law, while in other areas Salt Lake City or other states implemented changes that may point to further action in future...more

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