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Employers Cannot Consider Prior Salary History to Justify Wage Gap under the Federal Equal Pay Act
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 20 2018

On April 9, 2018, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that employers cannot consider an employee’s prior


Ninth Circuit Holds "Catchall" Exception to the Equal Pay Act is Limited to "Job-Related" Factors, Excludes Consideration of Prior Salary
  • Littler Mendelson PC
  • USA
  • April 19 2018

In Rizo v. Yovino, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit recently examined whether an employer can justify a wage differential between male


Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Calculation Tool: What Employers Need to Know
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 18 2018

Ever since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Equal Pay Act (MEPA) on August 1, 2016, employers have been seeking direction on how


Equal Pay Act: Ninth Circuit Says Prior Salary Not Job-Related
  • Spencer Fane LLP
  • USA
  • April 13 2018

On April 9, the full Ninth Circuit held that employers may not rely on an employee’s prior salary as a “factor other than sex” in defending against a


Double Take: NJ Governor Poised to Enact Equal Pay Act on Equal Pay Day
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

On April 24, 2018, National Equal Pay Day, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy plans to sign the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “Act”) into law. Senate


Ninth Circuit Holds Prior Salary Information Does Not Justify Pay Disparities Under Equal Pay Act
  • Stinson Leonard Street LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

The latest development in the law surrounding use of employee and applicant salary history data provides further reason for employers to reconsider


Employers Can’t Use Salary History to Defend Pay Gap
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • 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


9th Circuit: Employers May Not Use Pay History as Defense to Equal Pay Act Claims
  • McGuireWoods LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

Earlier this week, just one day before Equal Pay Day, the 9th Circuit issued an en banc opinion in Rizo v. Yovino, holding that a prospective


Prior Salary Cannot Justify Pay Disparities Under the Federal Equal Pay Act
  • Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
  • USA
  • April 12 2018

In an important decision, the Ninth Circuit overturned its long-standing precedent to rule that prior salary, whether alone or in combination with


Ninth Circuit: Employers May Not Consider Salary History in Deciding to Pay Men and Woman Differently
  • Greenberg Traurig LLP
  • USA
  • April 11 2018

The day before Equal Pay Day, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, sitting en banc, ruled that employers defending claims under the Equal