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 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 …

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Atlanta Removes Salary History Question from City Job Applications to Close Gender Pay Gap

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 …

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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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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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Suffolk County in New York Approves Ban on Salary History Questions by Employers to Job Applicants

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Suffolk County, New York legislature has approved the Restrict Information Regarding Salary and Earnings Act (“RISE” Act) that will ban questions by employers about the salary history of job applicants in order to narrow the gender pay gap that exists between men and women in the …

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Denton County TX to Pay $115,000 to Female Doctor in EEOC Equal Pay Discrimination Lawsuit

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn In October 2018, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) – the agency that enforces federal laws prohibiting employment discrimination – announced that Denton County in Texas will pay $115,000 to a female former county doctor after a federal court ruled in favor of the EEOC in an equal …

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EEOC Sues Kansas School District for Allegedly Violating Equal Pay Act by Paying Women and Men Unequally

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 – has filed a lawsuit that claims a Kansas school district violated the Equal Pay Act of 1963 by paying women and men unequally for doing a job with the …

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California Clarifies Law Prohibiting Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 18, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law legislation, Assembly Bill 2282 (AB 2282), to clarify the state’s existing law – AB 168, which was signed into law in October 2017 – that prohibits inquiries by employers into the salary history information of job …

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Hawaii Prohibits Employers from Asking Job Applicants about Salary History

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 5, 2018, Hawaii Governor David Y. Ige signed Senate Bill 2351 (SB 2351) into law which prohibits prospective employers in the state from requesting or considering the wage or salary history of job applicants as part of an employment application process or compensation offer. SB …

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