States and Cities are Continuing to Pass Salary History Bans

salary history bans

Efforts to close the gender wage gap have been a top priority now that the Biden administration is in office. Individual counties, cities, and states across the country, however, have been hard at work over the last several years by passing salary history bans.  Below we cover all of the states that have enacted state-wide…

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Dell Continues to Face Challenges with Pay Equity

Dell Continues to Face Challenges with Pay Equity

3 minute read  The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) continues to be steadfast in its efforts to enforce pay equity, as a recent case with Dell demonstrates. The case involves the computer tech giant and two IT analysts who were hired at the same time. Kea Golden and a male colleague who carried out the…

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Outlook: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEI&A) in 2021

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

3 minute read  2020 brought coast-to-coast changes to compliance obligations in the areas of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, & Access (DEI&A). California enacted a new law requiring certain organizations to submit annual reports on compensation, hours worked, and employee demographics.  In Colorado, employers geared up for the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which provides a…

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New Colorado Equal Pay Rules Proposed

New Proposed Equal Pay Rules in Colorado

3 minute read  Earlier this year, Trusaic highlighted Colorado’s aggressive new equal pay law set to take effect on January 1, 2021, the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (“EPEWA”).  Now, we have recently released proposed rules from Colorado’s Department of Labor and Employment, providing employers much needed guidance concerning EPEWA compliance.  This post specifically…

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Where Are All of the Black Directors on Company Boards?

The measures taken to promote diversity in the workplace have been commendable. Hiring practices have changed, and salary history bans have leveled the playing field for many, especially when attempting to close the race pay gap. In addition, the added efforts in making diversity and inclusion a priority have allowed companies to thrive, get more…

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Philadelphia Enforces Salary History Ban, Starting Today

In 2017, a law was passed in Philadelphia wherein employers were prohibited from requesting an applicant’s salary history. After three years, as of September 1, this law will finally be put into action. In August, the City of Philadelphia declared that Philly’s Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) would begin the enforcement a month later, as…

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Salary History Ruled Not a Defense in Equal Pay Case

A recent federal court ruling solidifies the prohibition on employers in Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington from using salary history as an affirmative defense to an equal pay claim. On February 27, 2020, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decided Rizo v. Yovino, a decision prompted by the case of…

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EEOC Releases 2019 Enforcement Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has released their filing data for the 2019 fiscal year. A total of over 72,000 charges of workplace discrimination were filed with the agency with over 53% made up of retaliation cases. Discrimination cases based on sex, disability, and race also were high on the list of filed charges.…

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