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  • NYC Mayor Signs Pay Transparency Law

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    May 13, 2022
  • New York City Pay Transparency Law to Take Effect in November 2022

    The New York City Council has pushed back implementation of the salary transparency law from May 15, 2022, to November 1, 2022. On January 15, 2022, New York City enacted legislation requiring all covered employers to include a minimum and maximum salary for the position advertised. The new law was set to go into effect on May... Continue Reading
    April 30, 2022
  • New York City Issues Guidance on Requirement to Disclose Salary Ranges in Advertisements

    The New York City Commission on Human Rights published guidance for the recently enacted Local Law 32 of 2022, which requires salary transparency in job advertisements, effective May 15, 2022. New York City enacted legislation on January 15, 2022, requiring all covered employers to include a minimum and maximum salary for the position advertised. Unfortunately,... Continue Reading
    March 24, 2022
  • New York Governor Kicks Off U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Ticker-Tape Parade with Equal Pay Legislation

    On the heels of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s World Cup win, Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 10, 2019, signed into law two bills that expand New York’s existing equal pay laws. In enacting two of the three equal pay bills passed by the New York Legislature, New York join other states in expanding the...… Continue Reading
    July 17, 2019
  • Colorado State Senate Affirms Equal Pay Law…Will it Pass in 2019?

    Colorado legislators are only a few steps away from approving the Colorado “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” (SB 19-085) and making it the latest to enact enhanced equal pay legislation. Colorado’s 2019 Equal Pay Law, as originally introduced in January, was one of the most aggressive equal pay laws introduced in the nation. Hearings...… Continue Reading
    April 12, 2019
  • On Technicality, U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Ninth Circuit Ruling Barring Reliance on Prior Salaries As Defense In Pay Discrimination Dispute

    Because the judge who authored the ruling died before the decision was issued, the Ninth Circuit erred in counting him as a member of the majority, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Yovino v. Rizo, No. 18-272 (Feb. 25, 2019). On this technicality, the Supreme Court vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling that prior salary alone...… Continue Reading
    February 27, 2019
  • New Suffolk County, NY, Bill Bans Inquiry into Salary History

    Joining New York City, Albany County, and Westchester County, Suffolk County has become the latest jurisdiction in New York to pass a bill that prevents employers from inquiring into the salary and benefits history of job applicants. Designed to establish pay equality and to “break the cycle of wage discrimination,” the Restricting Information on Salaries...… Continue Reading
    November 30, 2018
  • OFCCP’s New Compensation Directive – What You Need to Know

    OFCCP’s new Directive on how the OFCCP will review federal contractors’ compensation practices during a compliance evaluation stresses a commitment to transparency and outlines how the Agency it will review data, group employees for analytical purposes, perform statistical analyses, and communicate findings with federal contractors. Data Request and Review Procedures During a compliance evaluation, contractors...… Continue Reading
    September 12, 2018
  • A Ban on Salary History Bans: Michigan Bars Local Governments from Prohibiting Such Inquiries

    On March 26, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that prevents local governments from regulating the questions employers may ask of applicants during job interviews. The bill amends a 2015 law that prohibited local governments from banning salary history inquiries on job applications. With this amendment, Michigan essentially has blocked local governments from...… Continue Reading
    March 29, 2018
  • Hollywood’s Time’s Up Movement Keeps Pay Equity in Spotlight

    At the start of 2018, a group of powerful women in Hollywood launched the “Time’s Up” initiative to counter systemic sexual harassment and discrimination and address broader issues affecting women, including fair pay in the workplace. In support of its goals, the initiative includes a legal defense fund to help women protect themselves from sexual...… Continue Reading
    January 25, 2018