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Pay Equity

Employers face a growing threat from pay equity claims, both internal and external, pressure from activist investors and increased government-mandated reporting of sensitive pay data.

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With a team of experienced attorneys and Master’s and Ph.D. statisticians and economists, we provide support and defense in the broad range of pay equity issues employers face.

Our “one-stop shop” approach allows clients to address all aspects of pay equity with just one firm. We provide employers with a variety of services, including:

  • Counsel on the design, implementation and administration of pay systems to ensure compliance with federal and state fair pay laws, regulations and pay data reporting requirements;
  • Privileged statistical analyses — by our in-house statisticians and economists — to proactively identify areas of risk and in response to internal complaints, agency enforcement actions and litigation;
  • Defense against systemic pay discrimination claims in EEOC investigations, OFCCP audits, and litigation in federal and state courts; and
  • For publicly traded companies, counsel in the challenging area of activist shareholders demanding “pay equality” and announcements to the public.

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Spring Ahead: Staying in Front of New Jersey’s Pay Equity and Paid Sick Leave Laws

May 23, 2018 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
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How to Set Competitive Starting Salaries While Navigating the Minefield of Pay Equity Laws

March 29, 2018 - 2:00 PM to 3:15 PM EST

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The Amended Massachusetts Equal Pay Act: One Year Out

September 14, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM EST

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May 31, 2018

Connecticut Bans Inquiries into Applicants’ Wage and Salary History

May 31, 2018

Connecticut is the latest state to prohibit employers from asking prospective employees about past compensation. Effective January 1, 2019, employers may not ask (directly or through a third party) about a prospective employee’s wage and salary history unless the prospective employee volunteers the information. According to Governor... Read More

May 15, 2018

Vermont Bans Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Salary and Benefit History

May 15, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, employers in Vermont will be prohibited from requiring a prospective employee to disclose his or her salary and benefit history under legislation (H.B. 294) signed by Governor Phil Scott on May 11, 2018. The new law also bars employers from seeking an applicant’s salary history without his or her authorization... Read More

May 2, 2018

New Jersey Enacts Paid Sick Leave Act and Springs Forward with Legislative Agenda

May 2, 2018

Expanding employee protections in New Jersey is on the agenda for the overwhelming party-majorities in the Senate and the Assembly in the Legislature and for Governor Phil Murphy. In the latest development, Governor Murphy signed The New Jersey Paid Sick Leave Act on May 2, 2018. The bill passed by 2-1 margins in both houses. The... Read More

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October 31, 2016
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Jackson Lewis' Compensation Structure Noted in Gender Wage Gap Feature

October 31, 2016

Jackson Lewis' salary structure regarding the use of origination credit is featured in "Women Fight Back Against the Lawyer Pay Divide," published by Law 360. Subscription may be required to view article. Read More

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Physician Pay Equity Issues Are Under the Microscope
August 8, 2018

As our Healthcare Workplace Update reported on June 21, and as is the case across many industries, issues related to physician pay equity are receiving increased attention nationwide. Read More

By Jessica Marsh

New Jersey Issues Equal Pay Data Reporting Instructions and Forms
August 7, 2018

The New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development has issued two reporting forms for the new Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act: Contracts for Qualifying Services and Contracts for Public Works. To assist contractors with filing the forms, the state also has issued Instructions. Read More

By James M. McDonnell, Beth L. Braddock and Chris Chrisbens

California Clarifies Ambiguous Language of Salary History Ban
July 27, 2018

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. Read More

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