Tag: salary history ban

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)…

Governor Signs Executive Directives to Protect Public Employees On January 18, 2019, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed two executive directives (E.D. 2019-09 and 2019-10) providing both expanded and new protections to employees of state departments and autonomous agencies subject to supervision by the Governor (state agencies). E.D. 2019-09 expands the current discrimination protections by requiring…

Temporary Disability Insurance On July 10, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Ige signed legislation (H.B. 2375) allowing advanced practice, registered nurses to certify an employee’s disability and increasing an employer’s penalty for its failure to submit timely wage and employment information when an insurer has sent a request for such information. The law became effective July…

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…

ThinkHR Chief Knowledge Officer Laura Kerekes writes a monthly “Innovative Workplace” column for Rough Notes, a publication that has been serving the insurance industry since 1878. While geared toward brokers, much of the information in her columns is applicable to human resources professionals. Enjoy her March column on tricky pay issues that may affect your…