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3 questions on pay equity

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Where does the fight over pay equity stand?

Q. I keep reading about pay equity and legislation designed to address it. What’s involved in the most recent legislation?

A. Pay equity legislation is burgeoning. In 2017, several jurisdictions approved bans on salary history inquiries, and the trend continues in 2018. It is likely that more jurisdictions will follow suit and enact salary history inquiry bans. Many states and localities have such legislation pending, and it is likely that some of these laws will pass.

With these new laws and legal developments, employers will face new challenges in developing policies and procedures that comply with these laws—that vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction—while deciding how much to pay newly hired employees.

In April, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals issued an en banc decision in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that prior salary does not qualify as a “factor other than sex” to...(register to read more)

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