Posts Tagged ‘Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act’

New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act Ruled Not to be Retroactive

New Jersey’s Equal Pay Act Ruled Not to be Retroactive

The recently enacted Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act in New Jersey has been ruled not to be retroactive by a federal court, but the ruling leaves open the possibility that state courts may decide differently. The ruling came at the closing of a case involving Darla Perrotto and her former employer, Morgan Advanced Materials…

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How Some States and Localities Are Expanding the Definition of “Protected Class”

How Some States and Localities Are Expanding the Definition of “Protected Class”

The definition of “protected class”—groups of people that share a common, legally protected characteristic—is in a state of expansion. New state laws and municipal ordinances provide insight into how we may see “protected classes” continue to develop. The question of who falls into a protected class (sometimes referred to as “protected group”) is determined by…

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Equal Pay Laws Creating Patchwork of Regulatory Requirements

Equal Pay Laws Creating Patchwork of Regulatory Requirements

The push for equal pay is becoming a global initiative. It could be argued that the U.S. is playing catch-up both on the global stage and at home, where states and cities are moving assertively to address the equal pay issue. As with any issue where state and local governments start taking the initiative, as…

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New Jersey Issues New Equal Pay Forms and Instructions

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The state of New Jersey has issued two new pay equity reporting forms to be filed by any employer, regardless of location, that enters into a contract with a public body to provide qualifying services or public work. The Annual Equal Pay Report for Qualifying Services Other than Public Works Projects form applies to employers…

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As Summer Approaches, So Do New State Pay Equity Regulations

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As summer 2018 approaches, so does a host of new pay equity laws in several states. Beginning June 7, Washington state will prohibit pay discrimination for employees who are “similarly employed.” The law specifically states that job titles are not enough to substantiate a wage gap between men and women. It’s about the type of…

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Expect More Pay Equity Changes in 2018 [Update]

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Washington State has become the latest state to sign into law legislation that bolsters pay equity requirements for employees starting in june. The new law prohibits pay discrimination based on gender between employees who are “similarly employed,” and prohibits retaliation for certain workplace discussions that ask employees to disclose their wages. The state added a…

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