Tag: pay equity

Pay Equity On April 12, 2019, Maine Governor Janet Mills signed legislation (S.P. 90) regarding pay equality. Under the act: Evidence of unlawful employment discrimination includes, but is not limited to, an employer’s inquiring, either directly or indirectly, about the compensation history of a prospective employee (applicant) from the applicant, the applicant’s current or former…

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)…

Mandated Insurance Coverage On May 25, 2018, Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed legislation (H.B. 5210) mandating insurance coverage of essential health benefits and expanding mandated health benefits for women, children, and adolescents. The law is effective January 1, 2019. Read CT H.B. 5210 Pay Equity and Salary History Inquiries On May 22, 2018, Connecticut Governor…

The issue of pay has traditionally been an inevitable topic of discussion in any job interview. However, in a growing number of places throughout the country, an employer can no longer ask an applicant about his or her salary history. The locations listed on the chart below have enacted laws impacting private employers. More bans…

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…