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Connecticut Publishes Guidance Regarding Disclosure of Salary Range for Vacant Positions

The Connecticut Department of Labor has published guidance regarding the state’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021. In reviewing this guidance, employers should be mindful that it does not constitute legal advice and is non-binding. A court may have a different interpretation of... Continue Reading
September 29, 2021

The Emerging Trend in State Pay Transparency Laws

The push for pay equity has moved beyond prohibiting pay discrimination and into requiring employers encourage pay transparency for applicants and employees. At the federal level, the National Labor Relations Act can protect discussions involving compensation as concerted activity. For federal contractors, OFCCP prohibits policies that discourage pay transparency. Many states have followed suit —...… Continue Reading
August 11, 2021

Colorado Updates, Clarifies Official Pay Transparency Guidance

Months after first releasing pay transparency guidance, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has issued an update. CDLE issued final Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) Rules in November 2020. And, in December 2020, it released Interpretive Notice & Formal Opinions (INFO) #9, which clarified how CDLE will interpret the Rules. Since then, employers have...… Continue Reading
August 4, 2021

‘Equal Pay for Team USA’ Act Reintroduced Ahead of Tokyo Olympics

Legislation recently reintroduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) and Shelly Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) joins a growing number of federal bills on pay equity for female athletes. The “Equal Pay for Team USA” Act of 2021, first introduced in 2019, would require equal pay for all athletes representing the United States in international sporting competitions, regardless...… Continue Reading
July 21, 2021

Colorado Clarifies Rule on Remote Job Postings

The new Colorado Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (EPEW) and Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) rules have been garnering a lot of attention in recent weeks. First, the litigation challenging the law has been dismissed following denial of Plaintiff’s request for a preliminary injunction. More recently, the law has been in the news in connection...… Continue Reading
July 19, 2021

Rhode Island Enacts New Protections Against Pay Discrimination

Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has signed into law new protections against pay discrimination. The new law, which goes into effect January 1, 2023, makes it unlawful to pay any employee less than the employees of another race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or country of ancestral origin for...… Continue Reading
July 15, 2021

Oregon Temporarily Allows Vaccine Incentives and Hiring Bonuses

The Oregon legislature has temporarily amended Oregon’s Equal Pay Act to allow employers latitude to both encourage COVID-19 vaccinations and to attract new employees as the state emerges from COVID-19 business restrictions. Under the revised statute, when evaluating whether employees who perform work of comparable character are paid equitably, a comparison of employee compensation may exclude...… Continue Reading
July 8, 2021

Illinois Enacts Equal Pay Certification Follow-Up Amendments

Signed by Governor J.B. Pritzker into law June 25, 2021, new amendments to the Equal Pay Act of 2003 alter and clarify the practical implications of obtaining an equal pay registration certificate under the Act. A requirement enacted through Governor Pritzker’s signing an amendment to the Equal Pay Act on March 23, 2021, businesses with more...… Continue Reading
June 29, 2021

Paycheck Fairness Act Fails to Advance in Senate

On June 11, 2021 the U.S. Senate failed to approve advancement of the latest iteration of the Paycheck Fairness Act. In a procedural cloture vote that fell along party lines the Act fell short of receiving the required 60 votes needed to move forward. As a reminder, the version of the Act proposed in February...… Continue Reading
June 14, 2021

Connecticut Amends Pay Equity Law, Requiring Disclosure of Wage Ranges to Applicants, Employees

Connecticut’s “An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position,” which goes into effect on October 1, 2021, imposes new requirements on Connecticut employers to disclose the wage range for vacant positions to both job applicants and existing employees. The new law also extends the prohibition on sex-based compensation discrimination to comparable as opposed...… Continue Reading
June 9, 2021

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