In 2022, the California legislature passed Senate Bill (SB) 1162, which expanded the state’s existing pay data reporting requirements for “payroll employees” to include a new pay data report for employers with 100 or more “labor contractor employees.” Under SB 1162, the pay data reporting deadline was moved to May. This year these reports
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New FAQs Dramatically Expand Scope of California “Labor Contractor Employee” Pay Data Reporting
This year, employers in California have updated pay data reports to submit to the state’s Civil Rights Department (CRD). Senate Bill (SB) 1162, passed in 2022, updated previous employee pay data reporting obligations and created an entirely new obligation to pay data reporting related to “employees hired through labor contractors.” This year, these pay…
California Clarifies Pay Transparency Rules: What Employers Need to Know
The California Department of Industrial Relations has issued new FAQs to clarify its interpretation of California’s new pay transparency requirements.
Among other updates, the new FAQs provide additional guidance on:
- Coverage. Employers with at least 15 employees – and at least one employee in California – must include the pay scale on job
California Expands Pay Transparency and Reporting Obligations
On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed Senate Bill (SB) 1162, which requires certain employers to provide more pay transparency on pay scales and expands pay data reporting obligations for other employers. The new obligations take effect on January 1, 2023. Previously, under California law, employers had to provide an applicant with…
California Poised to Expand Pay Transparency, Reporting Obligations
A bill to increase pay transparency in California steps closer to becoming law.
Senate Bill 1162, introduced in February and with some amendments since its initial form, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 11. Only a few steps are left before it could become law this legislative session: (1) a full Assembly…
Mississippi Pay Equity Bill Crosses Finish Line
Mississippi Governor, Tate Reeves, had three options. He could have vetoed the state’s pending pay equity bill. He did not.
He could have let it come into effect without action. He passed on this path too.
Instead, on April 20, Governor Reeves signed the bill into law. And now every state in the…
Mississippi Poised to Enact Pay Equity Law
Mississippi is the only state in the country without an equal pay law. That may change soon.
On March 30, 2022, the Mississippi House and Senate both passed HB 770. The bill (1) requires employers to pay employees without regard to sex and (2) encourages equal pay for equal work. The bill sits…
California Draft Bill Doubles Down on Pay Transparency
On February 17, the California Senate introduced SB 1162, which—if passed—could give California the most aggressive pay transparency laws in the nation. Again. The draft California law enhances two common state law pay transparency strategies: proactive wage range disclosure and pay data reporting.
Proactive Wage Range Disclosure
California was the first state in…
New Year, Same Old California Pay Data Reporting Requirements
After many delays, employers nationwide just filed their 2020 EEO-1 reports in November. But it’s already time for California employers to begin preparing their annual pay data submission to the Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). The Background In 2020, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 973,…
The Emerging Trend in State Pay Transparency Laws
The push for pay equity has moved beyond prohibiting pay discrimination and into requiring employers encourage pay transparency for applicants and employees.
At the federal level, the National Labor Relations Act can protect discussions involving compensation as concerted activity. For federal contractors, OFCCP prohibits policies that discourage pay transparency. Many states have followed suit —…