New Jersey Law Against Discrimination Expands Protections Against Ageism

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The state of New Jersey recently updated its Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) to include protections against age discrimination. NJLAD “prohibits discrimination and harassment based on actual or perceived race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, and other protected characteristics,” now including age. The revised law prohibits employers from using age…

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California DFEH Issues SB 973 Non-Compliance Notice


The California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) is now issuing non-compliance notices to employers it believes failed to comply with the State’s pay data reporting law for the 2020 tax year. DFEH agents say some 35,000 notices will go out to employers over the next several weeks. California’s pay data reporting law, known…

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EEO-1 Filing Portal for 2019 and 2020 Submissions Closes Today

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The EEO-1 filing portal will not accept 2019 and 2020 Component filing snapshots after today, November 15, 2021. In a recent announcement on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) website, the agency makes clear that organizations that have not filed must do so by no later than today. The announcement states, “Once the November 15,…

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Get to Know Connecticut’s Amended Pay Equity Act of 2021

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Connecticut’s Amended Pay Equity Law – An Act Concerning the Disclosure of Salary Range for a Vacant Position – (“the Act”) went into effect October 1, 2021. The Act applies to all organizations within Connecticut that have at least one employee.  Under the Act, new requirements necessitate Connecticut employers to disclose the wage range for…

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Today is the EEO-1 Component 1 Filing Deadline

EEO-1 Component 1

Today, October 25, is the deadline to submit Component 1 of the annual EEO-1 report for the 2019 and 2020 tax years. The deadline was originally extended to August 23 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on organizations but was further extended to give affected businesses more time to compile their snapshots. The…

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New Nevada Pay Equity Law Takes Effect

Nevada Pay Equity

Nevada has joined a host of other states in promoting equal pay with the passage of Senate Bill 293. Effective October 1, the law primarily aims to minimize gender and race/ethnicity pay gaps with a salary history ban. Inquiring into a prospective employee’s wage history information can perpetuate inequities for some job applicants, such as women…

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Canada Pay Equity Act Takes Effect Today

Canada Pay Equity

The Canada Pay Equity Act goes into effect today, August 31, 2021, marking the official commencement of a major international move to advance workplace equality. The Act has been highly anticipated since its original passage in 2018. Now that the law is in full force, affected employers must develop and implement pay equity plans that…

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Colorado Updates Pay Transparency Guidance

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Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act is proving to be a work in progress as both state employers and legislators navigate its multi-layered requirements.  Following the Act’s passage, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) issued Equal Pay Transparency Rules (EPT Rules) with additional information on job and promotional postings for employers. CDLE…

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NYDFS To Require DEI Reporting From Financial Institutions


New York state is joining in on the evolving commitment to achieve and sustain more diverse, equitable, and inclusive (DEI) workforces, as a recent letter issued by New York Superintendent of Financial Services, Linda. A Lacelwell finds. The letter, addressed to New York State banking institutions, emphasizes the importance of diversity, and perspective when making…

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