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Hot Topics: Focus on the Gender Pay Gap

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

Recently, the gender pay gap has become the subject of increased scrutiny and media attention as a growing movement works to bring an end to gender-based wage differentials. On April 9, 2018, there was an interesting...more

The Dust Has Settled on the Gender Pay Gap Disclosures and What Have We Learnt? – UK Employment Law Update

1. Mandatory reporting under the methodology required by the government indicates some large pay gaps. What does that mean? As of 17 April 2018, 10,364 employers had published their gender pay gap figures....more

Proposed Bill Would Nix Pay Q’s

by Sherman & Howard L.L.C. on

A bill introduced last week in the Colorado House of Representatives would make it an unfair employment practice under Colorado’s Antidiscrimination Act (CADA) for an employer to seek earnings history for job applicants....more

New Pay Equity Law In Washington State

by Littler on

Washington State has joined the ranks of jurisdictions that have adopted expanded equal pay legislation. The Equal Pay Opportunity Act (EPOA) was signed into law on March 21, 2018, and will take effect on June 7, 2018....more

Employers Cannot Pay Women Less Than Men Based on Salary History, Ninth Circuit Rules

by Locke Lord LLP on

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has issued an opinion this week that will not only impact how courts nationwide evaluate pay discrimination claims, but also may require employers to re-evaluate their hiring and...more

Prior Salary No Longer A Defense To Equal Pay Claims?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

This week, the 9th Circuit issued a decision that many say represents a sea change in how employers may defend against Equal Pay Claims. The decision in Rizo v. Yovino issued on April 9, 2018 overturned decades of...more

Double Take: NJ Governor Poised To Enact Equal Pay Act On Equal Pay Day

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On April 24, 2018, National Equal Pay Day, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy plans to sign the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”) into law. Senate Bill S-104, reintroduced in this legislative session, contains sweeping...more

Is Use Of Salary History Inherently Discriminatory?

One court says yes, but it's complicated. How quickly things change. Last week, I was all mellow about the gender pay gap. Then, on Monday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its decision in Rizo v....more

Bill Would Require Race And Gender Pay Equity Reports

by Allen Matkins on

In March, I wrote about AB 2571 which would have prohibited public pension fund investments in alternative investment vehicles that lacked race and gender pay equity policies. Yesterday, the bill was amended to require...more

Massachusetts Attorney General Issues Guidance on Pay Equity Law

Back in July 2016, the Massachusetts legislature passed an Act to Establish Pay Equity (Mass. Gen. Laws c. 149 § 105A, referenced herein as the “Law”), which amends the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (“MEPA”) and serves to...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

Equal Pay Day 2018: 50 State Pay Equity Desktop Reference - What Employers Need to Know About Pay Equity Laws

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

For organizations that operate in multiple state or local jurisdictions, tracking the ever-changing requirements related to pay equity can pose daunting challenges. To simplify the process, we are pleased to provide you with...more

In the Ninth Circuit, the Equal Pay Act’s Catchall Exception No Longer Catches Salary History

by Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP on

Recent years have seen rising movements aimed towards closing the gender wage gap. In fact, you may notice employees wearing red today for national #EqualPayDay....more

Does Massachusetts’s Pay Equity Law Change the Game?

by Verrill Dana LLP on

On July 1, 2018, Massachusetts Pay Equity law takes effect requiring all employers to pay men and women equally for comparable work—a phrase that is different from many similar statutes that have gone into effect over the...more

From Blind Auditions to Fighting the Gender Pay Gap

Recently, I watched Marin Alsop conduct the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO). I recalled the hype when she was appointed as the BSO’s first female music director in 2005. In January 2018, she was again in the news after...more

Ninth Circuit Rules That Prior Salary Cannot Justify Gender Pay Differentials Under the Equal Pay Act

On April 9, 2018, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in Rizo v. Yovino that an employer cannot use an employee’s prior salary to justify a wage disparity between male and female employees under the federal...more

Ninth Circuit Rules Equal Pay Act Bans Any Consideration of a Candidate’s Prior Compensation in Setting Wage Differentials

Joining growing list of state and local jurisdictions banning everyone’s least favorite question—“how much do you make?” On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision in Rizo v. Yovino...more

UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting – The Narrative

The UK gender pay gap reporting deadline is now only weeks away. As at 7 March 2018 only 1,624 employers had published their gender pay gap report, still leaving around 7,000 to share their gender pay information. As we...more

Employment news - April 2018

by Hogan Lovells on

In this weeks issue: - Consultation on parental bereavement leave - On the up – increase in Vento bands in discrimination claims - Better late than never? – EHRC enforcement of gender pay gap reporting... ...more

The Gender Pay Gap Is Smaller Than You Think.

Career interruptions negatively affect pay. Who knew? It's spring, and so it's time for my annual rant against media coverage and political pronouncements about the "gender pay gap....more

New Jersey on Cusp of Rigorous Equal Pay Law

by Hogan Lovells on

Last week, both houses of the New Jersey Legislature passed a sweeping equal pay bill that Governor Phil Murphy is expected to sign promptly. When passed into law, it will be one of the most strict equal pay statutes in the...more

New Governor, New Result: New Jersey Legislature Passes Pay Equity Bill

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: On March 26, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature passed Senate Bill 104, entitled the “Diana B. Allen Equal Pay Act,” an act modifying the Law Against Discrimination to promote equal pay for all protected...more

Gender Pay Day – 4 April 2018

Today's the day. Today is the deadline for all employers with over 250 employees to publish gender pay gap information on the government website and on their own website. ...more

An introduction to UK Gender Pay Gap Reporting – A Brave New World

Large employers in the UK (with 250 or more employees) are now under an obligation to publish an annual report containing data on their gender pay gap by April 2018 under section 78 of the Equality Act 2010. This mandatory...more

California Judge Allows Pay Equity Class Action To Move Forward On Behalf Of Female Google Employees Who Were Employed In Thirty...

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: After initially dismissing a sweeping class action complaint alleging systemic pay discrimination on behalf of “all women employed by Google in California,” the Court has now decided to allow an amended –...more

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