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Employers Can’t Use Salary History to Defend Pay Gap
April 12, 2018
On Monday, April 9, 2018, the day before Equal Pay Day, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that employers cannot use an employee’s past salary to justify paying women less than men under the federal Equal Pay Act (EPA)
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A Closer Look at the AGO Guidance on Massachusetts’ New Pay Equity Law
March 6, 2018
As we announced in a Client Alert last week, the Attorney General has issued guidance on Massachusetts’ new pay equity law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018.
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Oregon Employers Can No Longer Seek Salary History Information Beginning October 6
October 2, 2017
Bullard Law has previously written about the Oregon Equal Pay Act of 2017 which was passed by the 2017 Legislature and signed into law by the Governor on June 1st. While most of the provisions of the new law do not go into effect until 2019 or even later, the provision that makes it an unlawful employment practice for a prospective employer to seek salary history of an applicant or employee goes into effect October 6, 2017.
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Ready, Set, Go…Write or Update Those Job Descriptions Now!
June 6, 2017
In August 2016, Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed a new law strengthening pay equity in the Commonwealth.  Under the new law, which goes into effect on July 1, 2018, pay differences between persons performing “comparable work” will be acceptable only if based upon one of the following factors: (1) a seniority system; (2) a merit system; (3) a per unit or sales compensation scheme; (4) geographic location of the job; (5) education, training and experience; or (6) the amount of travel required.
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Tweets Follow

Apr 16

New York City Proposes Right to “Ignore Your Boss” Law: https://t.co/MA3VIImggO

Apr 16

Proposed Regulations Intended to Reduce Employer Healthcare Costs: https://t.co/qz43AZGn2U

Apr 11

@NLRB Shifts to Republican Majority: https://t.co/XpIEQLegDr