On March 30th, Governor Jay Inslee signed into law SB 5761, which will require employers to include in each job posting salary or pay range and information about other compensation and benefits. The new law goes into effect January 1, 2023. Read more.
Washington State to Join the Growing List of States with Expanding Pay Disclosure Requirements
The rise of state pay transparency laws continues, this time with Washington doubling down on its most recent round of pay equity legislation. If new legislation currently on the desk of Governor Inslee becomes law, Washington employers will soon be required to make affirmative compensation-based disclosures to both applicants and employees.
To date, Washington…
President Biden Signs Executive Order Promoting Pay Equity and Transparency
In addition to digesting OFCCP’s release of a new directive on compensation, government contractors may soon see new regulations around inquiries into and the use of prior salary information. In conjunction with Equal Pay Day, President Biden signed a new Executive Order on Advancing Economy, Efficiency, and Effectiveness in Federal Contracting by Promoting Pay…
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…
Why Pay Equity Matters for Manufacturers and How Manufacturers Can Proactively Reduce Risk
Pay equity is a critical issue for employers — and it should be top of mind for those in the manufacturing industry.
A number of states enacted laws designed to strengthen equal pay protections and improve pay transparency in 2021, and more are expected to follow. These laws reflect a continued and growing focus on…
Illinois Begins to Issue Compliance Deadlines for Equal Pay Reporting
The state’s Equal Pay Registration Certificate requirements of the Equal Pay Act will take effect March 24, 2022, according to the Illinois Department of Labor (IDOL). A number of employers have received IDOL notices that they were selected for the first registration deadline: May 25, 2022.
Illinois requires businesses with more than 100 employees to…
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 —…
Colorado Updates, Clarifies Official Pay Transparency Guidance
Months after first releasing pay transparency guidance, the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment (CDLE) has issued an update.
CDLE issued final Equal Pay Transparency (EPT) Rules in November 2020. And, in December 2020, it released Interpretive Notice & Formal Opinions (INFO) #9, which clarified how CDLE will interpret the Rules.
Since then, employers…
Rhode Island Enacts New Protections Against Pay Discrimination
Rhode Island Governor Dan McKee has signed into law new protections against pay discrimination. The new law, which goes into effect January 1, 2023, makes it unlawful to pay any employee less than the employees of another race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or country of ancestral origin…
Patchwork of Pay Transparency Laws Continues to Evolve
State legislatures continue to pass laws designed to enhance pay equity and transparency, with the laws of California and Colorado effective in 2021. The California law requires employee pay data reporting by race and gender, and the Colorado law requires robust pay and promotional transparency.
Under California’s pay data reporting law (SB 973), most…