Columbia SC Passes Ban the Box Law and Prohibits Salary History Questions on Initial Job Applications

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 6, 2019, Columbia, South Carolina City Council unanimously passed a law that will “Ban the Box” asking about criminal history and prohibit salary history questions on initial job applications, and will encourage vendors doing business with the City to do the same, according to a …

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New Jersey Bans Salary History Inquiries by Employers to Promote Equal Pay

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 25, 2019, Acting New Jersey Governor Sheila Y. Oliver signed Assembly No. 1094 into law to prevent employers from asking about wage and salary history of workers to combat this discriminatory practice and promote equal pay and gender equity, according to a press release on …

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EEOC Files Wage Discrimination Lawsuit Claiming University Paid Female Professor Less than Male Counterpart

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 29, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency enforcing federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – filed a wage discrimination lawsuit that claimed the University of Miami violated federal law by paying a female professor at the school less than a male …

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Illinois Governor Signs Legislation to Prohibit Employers from Asking Job Applicants About Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor J.B. Pritzker signed legislation – House Bill 834 – that will prohibit employers from asking applicants about salary history to ensure equal pay for equal work while standing steps away from the headquarters of the U.S. Soccer Federation which continues to …

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Toledo OH Passes Pay Equity Act to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries by Employers

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 26, 2019, the City of Toledo, Ohio approved Ordinance 173-19 or the “Pay Equity Act to Prohibit the Inquiry and Use of Salary History in Hiring Practices in the City of Toledo” to prohibit employers from inquiring about the past salary history of job applicants …

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EEOC Announces Kansas School District to Pay $11,250 to Settle Equal Pay Act Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 16, 2019, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that a Kansas school district has agreed to pay $11,250 and provide other relief to settle an equal pay discrimination lawsuit filed by the …

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Maine Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Pay Equality by Discouraging Salary History Questions

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 12, 2019 – her 100th day in office – Maine Governor Janet T. Mills signed legislation entitled L.D. 278 “An Act Regarding Pay Equality” to promote pay equality by discouraging employers from basing wages on an employee’s salary history, according to a press release on …

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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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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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