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 …Continue reading "Maine Governor Signs Legislation to Promote Pay Equality by Discouraging Salary History Questions"
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 …Continue reading "North Carolina Bans Use of Salary History in State Government Hiring"
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 …Continue reading "EEOC Announces $77,500 Settlement in Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit"
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 …Continue reading "Equal Pay Day Dedicated to Raising Awareness of Gender Pay Gap"
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 …Continue reading "Cincinnati OH Passes Salary History Ban to Prevent Equal Pay Discrimination against Women"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 25, 2019, the Supreme Court of the United States vacated a “major” Appeals Court decision in Yovino v. Rizo (18-272) which ruled in favor of a woman in an equal pay claim made against Fresno County in California because a judge died before the decision …Continue reading "U.S. Supreme Court Vacates Major Appeals Court Decision in Equal Pay Case Due to Death of Judge"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On February 18, 2019, the City of Atlanta, Georgia removed the salary history question on employment applications for City jobs in an effort to ensure fair hiring practices, close the gender pay gap, and prevent wage discrimination, according to a press release on the City of Atlanta’s …Continue reading "Atlanta Removes Salary History Question from City Job Applications to Close Gender Pay Gap"
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 …Continue reading "Illinois Governor Signs Executive Order that Includes Salary History Ban to Ensure Pay Equity for Women"
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.Continue reading "EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit Settled for More than $36,000"
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 …Continue reading "Laws Prohibiting Salary History Questions Will Increase as Gender Pay Equity Movement Grows in 2019"