Federal Court Rules Banning Salary History Inquiries Unconstitutional

A Philadelphia statute that bans employers from inquiring about applicants’ salary histories is unconstitutional, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania has ruled. At the same time, it let stand that portion of the law that forbids employers from basing new hires’ salaries on their wage history. Philadelphia was the first city […]

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9th Circuit Court Declares Salary History Discriminatory Under the EPA

The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, arguably on the other end of the spectrum from the conservative-leaning 5th Circuit Court, has ruled that setting a new hire’s wages based solely on that person’s salary history can perpetuate discriminatory inequality under the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA). The court, in Rizo v. Yovino, reasoned that employers […]

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New Jersey Enacts Nation’s Most Stringent Equal Pay Act

With a new sheriff in town, i.e., Gov. Phil Murphy, New Jersey was able this week to enact the nation’s strictest and farthest-reaching Equal Pay Act after years of vetoes of similar legislation by former Gov. Chris Christie. The law takes effect July 1. At the signing of the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act, Gov. […]

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