Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On April 24, 2018, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law the most “historic” and ”sweeping” equal pay legislation in America – “The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act” – to fight gender inequity and support equal pay for women in the state, according to a …Continue reading "Historic and Sweeping New Jersey Equal Pay Act Takes Effect July 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Just in time for Equal Pay Day on April 10, 2018, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on April 9, 2018, that employers cannot pay women less than men for the same work based on their salary history in order to “capitalize on the persistence …Continue reading "Appeals Court Rules in Equal Pay Case that Women Cannot Be Paid Less than Men Based on Salary History"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On December 20, 2017, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed bipartisan legislation – Senate Bills 3306, 3307, and 3308 – that will change and modernize the state’s expungement system and help minor criminal offenders reclaim their lives, according to a press release from the Office of the Governor.Continue reading "New Jersey Passes Laws to Modernize State Expungement System to Help Minor Criminal Offenders"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Several states and cities in the U.S. have passed legislation prohibiting employers from seeking salary history information about job applicants as part of a “pay equity” movement to narrow the gender wage gap between women and men. This growing restriction on questions about the salary history of applicants by …Continue reading "Salary History Questions by Employers Will Be Restricted as Pay Equity Movement Spreads in 2018"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 12, 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law several pieces of legislation to improve services and support for women that included Assembly Bill 168 (AB 168) which prohibits employers in the state from seeking salary history information about an applicant for employment and requires an …Continue reading "California Governor Brown Signs AB 168 to Prohibit Employers from Seeking Salary History of Jobseekers"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On May 26, 2017, the Texas Supreme Court delivered an opinion rejecting a claim of “compelled self-defamation” and declining to “recognize a theory of compelled self-defamation in Texas” in a case where a worker who failed a random drug test filed a lawsuit claiming defamation since he would …Continue reading "Texas Supreme Court Rejects Claim of Compelled Self-Defamation Over Failed Drug Test"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 19, 2017, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee signed into law legislation that was passed the city’s Board of Supervisors called the “Parity in Pay Ordinance” to prohibit employers in the City by the Bay from asking job applicants about their salary history or from considering earnings …Continue reading "San Francisco Passes Parity in Pay Ordinance to Prohibit Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn California employers should be aware of the “California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations” that restrict the use of criminal records by employers in hiring and other employment decisions that took effect on July 1, 2017, according to an article posted on …Continue reading "California Employers Must Comply with Regulations for Use of Criminal History in Employment Decisions"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The California Fair Employment & Housing Council (FEHC) – the state agency charged with enforcing California’s civil rights laws – has approved the “California FEHC’s Consideration of Criminal History in Employment Decisions Regulations” that will take effect on July 1, 2017, and restrict the use of criminal records by employers in hiring …Continue reading "California FEHC Regulations for Considering Criminal History in Employment Decisions take Effect July 1"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn New Jersey Governor Chris Christie has announced a bipartisan agreement on three new expungement reform bills that will prohibit employment discrimination based upon expunged criminal records, increase the number of convictions that can be expunged while accelerating expungements, and reduce the waiting period to expunge an entire juvenile …Continue reading "New Jersey Governor Announces Bipartisan Agreement on Three New Expungement Reform Bills "