Understanding The New Laws On Pay Equity

By on October 6, 2017

October 6, 2017

California led the way in pay equity legislation with its Fair Pay Act in 2015, and since then other states, as well as a few cities, have enacted their own versions. These laws in one way or another address what constitutes legitimate reasons to justify pay differences among employee groups, notably but not exclusively pay differences between men and women. They also address the burden of proof required in pay discrimination cases, enforcement provisions (such as damages and penalties), and employer policies relating to confidentiality and hiring practices. In a Today’s General Counsel article, Elizabeth S. Washko looks at this new class of laws, how they vary one from one another, and why this is an area where good intentions may not be enough to keep an employer out of trouble.

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