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  • New Jersey Passes New Salary History Ban

    New Jersey has enacted a new law prohibiting employers from seeking or relying on job applicants’ salary history. Lieutenant Governor Sheila Oliver (acting on behalf of New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy) has signed legislation that prohibits employers from requesting or relying on a job applicant’s salary history in hiring and pay-setting decisions. The law will...… Continue Reading
    August 7, 2019
  • Knocking on Pay Equity’s Door: Commercial Real Estate Women Network Seeks Answers to Gender Wage Gap

    The Commercial Real Estate Women (CREW) Network recently evaluated the pay gap by gender in the commercial real estate industry and published a white paper entitled “Achieving Pay Parity in Commercial Real Estate” (Linked here).  The white paper reports that the gender pay gap “persists and is strongest for [women] earning less than $100,000 and...… Continue Reading
    October 22, 2018
  • California Clarifies Ambiguous Language of Salary History Ban

    California has enacted new legislation aimed at clarifying its law banning an employer from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history information. Assembly Bill 168 (codified as Labor Code Section 432.3) prohibits employers from seeking salary history of applicants for employment. Designed to eradicate the wage gap, AB 168 also requires employers to provide applicants,...… Continue Reading The post California Clarifies Ambiguous Language of Salary History Ban appeared first on California Workplace Law Blog.
    July 27, 2018
  • California Clarifies Ambiguous Language of Salary History Ban

    California has enacted new legislation aimed at clarifying its law banning an employer from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history information. Assembly Bill 168 (codified as Labor Code Section 432.3) prohibits employers from seeking salary history of applicants for employment. Designed to eradicate the wage gap, AB 168 also requires employers to provide applicants,...… Continue Reading
    July 27, 2018
  • Constitutionality of Philadelphia’s Salary History Ban Appealed to Third Circuit

    The constitutionality of the Philadelphia ordinance aimed at regulating employers’ requests for and reliance on salary histories has been appealed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Both the City of Philadelphia and the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia appealed U.S. District Judge Mitchell Goldberg’s decision to grant in part and...… Continue Reading
    June 12, 2018
  • Pump the Breaks: Employers Cannot Bypass Obligation to Compensate Employees for Short Rest Periods

    Refusing to compensate employees for short breaks is prohibited by the FLSA, the Third Circuit has confirmed. Thus, an employer’s “flexible time” policy, under which employees were not paid if they logged off of their computers for more than 90 seconds, fails to comply with the Act when employees take breaks of twenty minutes or...… Continue Reading
    October 23, 2017