OFCCP and Federal Technology Contractors Resolve Alleged Pay Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) – which is part of the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) – has entered into agreements with two California-based federal technology contractors to resolve allegations of systemic pay discrimination against 391 female employees in several states. While not admitting …

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Maryland Salary History Ban Takes Effect October 1 to Reduce Gender Pay Gap

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 1, 2020, Maryland House Bill 123 (HB 123) will take effect and prohibit employers in the state from requesting or relying on the salary history of job applicants to make decisions about employment or initial pay in most circumstances, and require an employer to provide …

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Health Care Firm to Pay $104,707 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Suit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 4, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a non-profit health care system would pay $104,707 and provide other relief to settle an equal …

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Philadelphia PA Begins Enforcing Wage Equity Ordinance Salary History Ban

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 1, 2020, the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations (PCHR) began enforcing the Wage Equity Ordinance to make it illegal for employers to ask applicants applying for a job in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania about their current or prior salary history or to use that information to determine …

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Winter RV Manufacturer to Pay $20,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 27, 2020, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – a federal agency that advances opportunity in the workplace by enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a winter recreational vehicle (RV) manufacturer has agreed to pay $20,000 to settle an equal pay …

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Appeals Court Rules in Favor of Philadelphia Salary History Question Ban

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 6, 2020, the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled in Greater Philadelphia Chamber Commerce v. City of Philadelphia (Nos. 18-2175 & 18-2176) that the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, could ban employers from asking applicants about their salary history in a decision …

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Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuits Will Make Employers Focus on Salary History Question Bans in 2020

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several businesses settled equal pay discrimination lawsuits filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for thousands of dollars in 2019 which will cause employers to focus more on salary history question bans that promote equal pay in 2020, according to the “ESR Top Ten Background …

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Healthcare Firm to Pay $50,000 to Settle EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 22, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency enforcing laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that Interim Healthcare of Wyoming will pay $50,000 to settle an equal pay discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC that claimed female nurses were paid …

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EEOC Files Equal Pay Lawsuit against Nursing Home for Paying Female Nurse Less than Male Nurses

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On September 19, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed an equal pay discrimination lawsuit that claimed a nursing home in Missouri violated the Equal Pay Act (EPA) of 1963 by allegedly paying a …

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Employers Must Submit EEO-1 Compensation Data for 2017 and 2018 to EEOC by September 30

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – has told employers that they must submit EEO-1 Compensation Data for 2017 and 2018 to the EEOC by September 30, 2019, through an online portal at https://eeoccomp2.norc.org. As ordered by …

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