Tag: Equal Pay Act

Update: SCOTUS Decision On February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) vacated and remanded Rizo v. Yovino based on a legal technicality rather than the merits of the case. In Rizo v. Yovino, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals (see below) had held that under the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA)…

Penalties for Equal Pay Act Violations Increasing On February 8, 2019, Wyoming Governor Mark Gordon signed legislation (H.B. 71) increasing the penalties for violations of the state’s equal pay provisions to no more than $500, imprisonment of up to six months, or both. The law is effective July 1, 2019. Read WY H.B. 71

Sexual harassment, legalized marijuana, equal pay, and time off issues create opportunities for agents Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. While written for brokers, the information in her column applies equally to employers. Enjoy her January column on important areas…

Equal Pay Act and African Americans On November 28, 2018, the Illinois State Congress overrode the governor’s amendatory veto and amended the Equal Pay Act. With the amendment, the act now provides that where an African-American employee and a non-African-American employee perform the same or substantially similar work on jobs that require equal skill, effort,…

Discrimination Posters Updated On April 8, 2018, the New Jersey Division on Civil Rights updated the following required workplace posters: New Jersey Law Prohibits Discrimination in Places of Public Accommodation New Jersey Law Prohibits Discrimination in Employment These posters must be displayed in locations easily visible to all employees and applicants and all persons seeking…

On April 9, 2018, in Rizo v. Yovino, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that under the federal Equal Pay Act an employer cannot justify a wage differential between male and female employees by relying on prior salary. The EPA prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women, in the same establishment, who perform jobs that require substantially…

Attorney General Updates Guidance on the Equal Pay Act On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General released an updated guide providing information on the state’s Equal Pay Act. The guide provides an overview of the law, frequently asked questions covering a wide variety of subjects (definitions, permissible variations and prohibitions, liability,…