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  • New Jersey Governor Chris Christie Vetoes Wage History Legislation

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has vetoed legislation that would have prohibited employers from requesting salary history information from prospective employees. As previously reported, the prohibition would have been enacted through amendments to the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination.  In vetoing the bill, Governor Christie reaffirmed his commitment to ending wage discrimination but felt the...… Continue Reading
    July 25, 2017
  • Will New Jersey Be Next to Jump on the (Wage History) “Ban” Wagon?

    New Jersey is moving closer to enacting a law that would prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants’ salary histories. The bill, passed in the Democratic-controlled state Assembly and now the state Senate, is one of several similar bills that have passed or are being considered across the country.  Governor Chris Christie now will decide whether...… Continue Reading
    July 18, 2017
  • Will New Jersey Be Next to Jump on the (Wage History) “Ban” Wagon?

    New Jersey is moving closer to enacting a law that would prohibit employers from inquiring about applicants’ salary histories. The bill, passed in the Democratic-controlled state Assembly and now the state Senate, is one of several similar bills that have passed or are being considered across the country.  Governor Chris Christie now will decide whether...… Continue Reading
    July 18, 2017
  • Business Group Files Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law

    Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance, initially scheduled to take effect on May 23, 2017, remains on hold. The Ordinance has been subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. The City of Philadelphia agreed to halt enforcement of the Ordinance...… Continue Reading
    July 7, 2017
  • Unhidden Figures: U.K. Requires Public Gender Pay Gap Reporting

    The U.K. Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations 2017 went into effect in April. The new law requires private employers with 250 or more U.K.-based employees to publish, for 2017 and every year thereafter, information showing differences in pay between male and female employees. What Must Be Reported? Employers subject to the Regulations...… Continue Reading
    June 5, 2017
  • Philadelphia Wage History Law Subject to Temporary Court Stay

    Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance may not go into effect as scheduled on May 23, 2017. The ordinance, which prohibits employers from inquiring about the wage history of prospective employees is subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia.  Click...… Continue Reading
    May 12, 2017
  • New York City Enacts Law Prohibiting Pre-Employment Inquiries into Salary History

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law legislation prohibiting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history. The bill will apply to all NYC employers and will take effect on October 31, 2017.  Click here to read the full article on this law and its implications for employers.… Continue Reading
    May 9, 2017
  • In Case You Missed It: Keeping Up with the California Fair Pay Act

    As we recently blogged, the California Fair Pay Act (CFPA), barely a year old, was expanded to prohibit pay differences based on race or ethnicity between employees performing substantially similar work.   Effective January 2017, California employers are prohibited from paying differently employees who are performing substantially similar work, based on gender, race, or ethnicity. To … Continue Reading
    April 18, 2017
  • New York City Approves Pay History Ban

    On April 5, 2017, one day after Equal Pay Day, the New York City (NYC) Council approved legislation to ban employers from requesting or using job applicants’ salary when making hiring decisions. The law prohibits any NYC employer from asking about an applicant’s salary history or searching any publicly available records to obtain such information … Continue Reading
    April 6, 2017
  • Today is “Equal Pay Day”

    Tuesday, April 4, is Equal Pay Day, the day symbolizing how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year and observed by activists and advocates as an occasion to raise awareness about the gender pay gap. Several organizations offer suggestions on how to commemorate Equal Pay Day. … Continue Reading
    April 4, 2017

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