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Washington, New Jersey Join Nationwide Trend Of Salary History Ban Laws
This year has seen states enact a litany of laws aimed at addressing pay equity issues, chief among them salary history bans. We previously reported on these issues here, here, and here.
United States
19 Aug 2019
Ninth Circuit Withdraws Vasquez, Punts To California Supreme Court On Dynamex Retroactivity
On July 22, 2019, the Ninth Circuit withdrew its recent decision in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., and ordered that it would certify
United States
6 Aug 2019
Orrick's 101 – Employment Law In Germany – Employers' Essentials (2019 Edition)
Every player interested or already active in the German market needs to have a working knowledge of the key principles of German employment law which offers a good level of protection to employees.
1 Aug 2019
An Update On Pay Gap Shareholder Proposals
For nearly five years, major U.S. corporations have been subject to intense scrutiny over their decisions on whether to release internal pay gap percentages in response to shareholder proposals by Arjuna Capital, LLC ...
United States
31 Jul 2019
Three Questions Raised By The Labor Secretary's Resignation
Alex Acosta's resignation from the Labor Secretary post signaled a quick blow to a key member of President Trump's cabinet. It is too early to determine how this change will affect the DOL
United States
24 Jul 2019
On Eve Of US Independence Day, UK High Court Gives Insight On Employee Independence In Noncompetition Agreement Case
Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd., the first employment competition case to reach the UK's highest court in over a century was decided on July 3, 2019, changing the landscape for noncompetition
United States
22 Jul 2019
Race To The Finish: New York Legislature Passes Substantial Equal Pay Changes Just Before Close To 2019 Legislative Session
As part of a marathon finish to the 2019 legislative session, the New York State legislature recently passed two new equal pay bills that build on other state and local laws enacted within recent years.
United States
11 Jul 2019
It's Heating Up: Several California Cities Prepare For Mid-Summer Minimum Wage Increases
We are halfway through 2019, and while many employees prepare for summer vacation, California employers in various cities should brace themselves
United States
9 Jul 2019
AB 5 And AB 71: CA Legislature Dukes It Out Over Dynamex And Borello
The battle between Dynamex and Borello continues. Two competing bills – Assembly Bill 5 ("AB 5") and Assembly Bill 71 ("AB 71")
United States
8 Jul 2019
Pick Your Procedure: EEOC Launches Parallel Gender Discrimination Pay Suits Under Different Statutes
The EEOC has been no stranger to headlines in recent months, particularly on the issue of equal pay. As we recently reported, the EEOC's long-dormant pay data collection rule, revived by the D.C.
United States
8 Jul 2019
New California Employment Law May Impact Acquired Employees' Compensation In The M&A Context
Effective January 1, 2018, California Labor Code Section 432.3 was amended to, among other things, prohibit any employer – public or private – from "seek[ing]" salary and compensation history from applicants for employment.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Mind The Gap: Ireland Takes Steps Towards Mandatory Pay Data Reporting
The Irish government is making pay equity a priority and is looking to join the trend of other countries across the world requiring employers' regular reporting of wages.
United States
12 Jun 2019
European Court Of Justice: Employers Obligated To Systematically Record Working Time
According to a recent decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (May 14, 2019 – C‑55/18), the Member States of the EU must oblige employers to systematically record the working time
European Union
7 Jun 2019
A Gig Can Be A Gig: US DOL Opinion Letter Breathes New Life Into The Gig Economy Independent Contractor Model
The WHD noted that the VCM does not invest in facilities, equipment, or helpers on behalf of its service providers.
United States
7 Jun 2019
EIOPA Publishes Report On Thematic Review On Big Data Analytics
On May 8, the European Insurance and Occupational Pensions Authority (EIOPA) published a report setting out the findings of its EU-wide thematic review on the use of Big Data Analytics (BDA) in motor and health insurance.
United States
3 Jun 2019
Ninth Circuit "Cleans House" In Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Decision By Holding ABC Test Applies Retroactively And Opining On Its Effect On Franchisors
On May 2, 2019, the Ninth Circuit in Vazquez v. Jan-Pro Franchising Int'l, Inc. held that the California Supreme Court's 2018 decision in Dynamex Operations West v. Superior Court applied retroactively.
United States
3 Jun 2019
Salary History Prohibitions Come To Maine
Maine's new legislation serves as a reminder to employers that the national equal pay wave is still cresting.
United States
16 May 2019
Teachable Moment On Equal Pay Act And Title VII As Fourth Circuit Rejects Claim That Professors Perform "Equal" Or "Similar" Work
The Fourth Circuit recently issued a decision discussing whether a university professor established pay-related claims under the Equal Pay Act and Title VII.
United States
16 May 2019
Doctors' Equal Pay Collective Action Gets Negative Diagnosis
The Ahad decision is welcome news for employers faced with potential equal pay class and collective actions and is the latest in an emerging line of cases noting the difficulties in certifying equal pay or pay discrimination cases.
United States
16 May 2019
EEOC Contemplates September 30th Deadline For Component 2 Pay Data But Warns Of Significant Risks Of Unreliable Data Comparisons
Despite some initial news stories to the contrary, uncertainty still remains as to whether and when employers will be required to submit Component 2 pay data to the EEOC.
United States
23 Apr 2019
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