UPDATE: Employers Must File EEO-1 Reports for 2017 and 2018

The EEOC announced last week that employers must file their EEO-1 Component 2 data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by September 30.  The wage data must be broken down by race, sex, and ethnicity. The EEO-1 survey can be found … Continue reading

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UPDATE: Court Confirms that Employers Are to Provide Pay Data to EEOC by Sep. 30

On April 25, U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan issued a ruling accepting the EEOC’s proposal (which we previously reported on here) that employers who file EEO-1 reports must submit wage data broken down by race, sex, and ethnicity by Sep. … Continue reading

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EEOC Sets Deadline of Sep. 30 for Employers To Submit Pay Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has just announced that it will require employers who file EEO-1 reports (typically employers with at least 100 employees and federal contractors with 50 or more employees and at least $50,000 in contracts) to … Continue reading

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Forget Referring to it as the “Garden State”: New Jersey Just Became the “Equal Pay” State

On April 24, 2018, New Jersey’s Governor, Phil Murphy, signed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”) into law. Recognized as the strongest equal pay law in the United States, the Act amends New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination … Continue reading

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Employers Cannot Use Salary History to Defend Against Equal Pay Claims

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit ruled en banc that an employee’s prior salary does not constitute a “factor other than sex” to justify wage disparities between male and female employees. “Other than sex” factors is limited to legitimate, … Continue reading

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Why Asking About Salary History Is Risky Anywhere

There has been significant attention around the new laws and ordinances that prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, Oregon, New York City, Philadelphia and Puerto Rico. Are employers outside of these jurisdictions … Continue reading

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Think Before You Ask: New Laws Banning Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Their Salary and Wage History

Many standardized job applications contain a section asking applicants for the names of their prior employers, dates of employment, and the salary or wage they earned. Nationwide employers beware: this practice could be unlawful, depending on where you operate. To … Continue reading

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