California Updates Pay Data Reporting Requirements for 2024

2024 California Pay Data Reporting

Pay data reporting season is underway in California, as the state’s reporting portal opened Feb. 1, 2024. This year, organizations are required to report on three new data points. The 2024 deadline for submitting SB 1162’s required pay data report including annual mean and median pay data is May 8. Below we’ll take a look…

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Minnesota Adopts Salary History Ban Legislation

Minnesota, Salary History Ban

Employers operating in the state of Minnesota are no longer allowed to ask job applicants about their prior compensation or benefits. The law (Minnesota SF 2909) went into effect Jan. 1, 2024 and updated the Minnesota Human Rights Act.  Minnesota is the 29th state to impose a salary history ban, which is intended to prevent…

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Illinois Equal Pay Certificate Deadline Is Looming

Illinois Equal Pay Certificate Deadline

When it comes to pay equity, Illinois has some of the most stringent laws in the United States. Along with California, it is the only state to require pay data reporting. As the Illinois Equal Pay Certificate Deadline of March 24, 2024 draws near, here’s what employers need to know. As we also highlight, a…

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Black History Month and the March Toward Pay Equity

Black History Month

Carter G. Woodson is known as the “father of Black history”— and for good reason. A historian and president of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASAHL), Woodson is credited with being the impetus behind Black History Month — initially celebrated as Negro History Week in 1926. He envisioned the…

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How to Comply with the New DOL Independent Contractor Rule

DOL Independent Contractor Rule

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has provided final guidance on employee vs. independent contractor classification under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). On Jan. 9, the DOL Independent Contractor Rule was published.  The final rule takes effect March 11 and rescinds the 2021 rule developed under the Trump administration.  How to Classify an Employee…

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Pay Transparency: Court Order Directs OFCCP to Release EEO-1 Reports

Pay Transparency

A federal court in California has ordered the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) to release the EEO-1 reports of federal contractors. The contractors had filed an objection to the release of their data in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. The Court Order reflects a national and global trend toward…

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Wage Transparency Act Passes in District of Columbia

Wage Transparency Act

Pay transparency is coming to the District of Columbia (DC). Bill 25-194, or the Wage Transparency Omnibus Amendment Act of 2023 will require employers to include salary information in job listings.  DC’s Wage Transparency Act aims to address one of the worst pay gaps for women of color in the US. Subject to approval by…

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UK Equality Act 2010 (Amendment) Regulations Take Effect

Equality Act 2010 Amendment Regulations

Effective from January 1, 2024, the UK’s Equality Act has been amended. Equality Act 2010 Amendment Regulations retain elements of EU law relating to specific discrimination protections. These would otherwise expire under the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023.  Below, we summarize the key points of the amendments, and consider potential future changes…

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Brazilian Labor Law: Ensuring Equal Pay for Equal Work

Brazilian labor law

On November 23, 2023, Brazil’s Ministry of Labor issued Federal Decree No. 11,795/2023. This update to Brazilian Labor Law regulates its “Equal Pay Law” 14,611 of July 3, 2023 and came into effect immediately.   Companies with 100 or more employees are now required to publish biannual salary transparency reports. In cases of pay disparities, employers must…

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