New Jersey Court Rules Medical Marijuana Users May be Protected Under State Law Against Discrimination

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 27, 2019, a New Jersey appellate court ruled in a lawsuit between a funeral home and a former employee diagnosed with cancer that employers cannot automatically fire medical marijuana users for failing a drug test since they may be protected under the state’s Law Against …

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North Carolina Bans Use of Salary History in State Government Hiring

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On Equal Pay Day held on April 2, 2019, North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 93 directing state government agencies to ban the use of salary history in the hiring process to address the gender pay gap between men and woman, according to a …

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Trucking Company to Pay $250,000 to Settle EEOC Discrimination Lawsuit Over Driver Screening

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 4, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that national trucking company JBS Carriers, Inc. would pay $250,000 to settle a disability discrimination lawsuit filed by the EEOC.

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EEOC Announces $77,500 Settlement in Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

   Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 1, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a manufacturer of diesel engines, Cummins, Inc., will pay $77,500 to settle an EEOC equal pay discrimination lawsuit for allegedly paying a …

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Equal Pay Day Dedicated to Raising Awareness of Gender Pay Gap

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Equal Pay Day – the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness about the gender pay gap in the United States – is being held on Tuesday, April 2, 2019, in order to symbolize how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in …

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Cincinnati OH Passes Salary History Ban to Prevent Equal Pay Discrimination against Women

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 13, 2019, Cincinnati, Ohio passed Ordinance No 0083-2019 that will make asking job applicants about their salary history or current earnings an illegal discriminatory practice for a company in the city. The salary history ban will take effect one year from the date of the …

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Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order that Includes Salary History Ban to Ensure Pay Equity for Women

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 15, 2019 – during his first full day in office – Illinois Governor Jay Robert “J.B.” Pritzker signed Executive Order 2019-02, a package of legislation and executive orders designed to raise and protect the wages of working families that included a ban on asking applicants …

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EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Settled for More than $36,000

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In January of 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – which enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a settlement of $36,802 was reached in an EEOC equal pay discrimination lawsuit, according to an EEOC press release.

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EEOC Closed Due to Partial U.S. Federal Government Shutdown

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the federal agency that enforces laws prohibiting employment discrimination – is closed due to the partial shutdown of the United States federal government that began on December 22, 2018, according to a notice on the EEOC website.

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Laws Prohibiting Salary History Questions Will Increase as Gender Pay Equity Movement Grows in 2019

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Laws prohibiting employers from seeking salary history information about job applicants will increase in the United States as the pay equity movement to narrow the gender wage gap between women and men grows in 2019. This trend has been chosen by global background check provider Employment Screening …

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