Cuomo Signs Equal Pay Laws

Although his final decision should not have been in doubt, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo used the occasion of the USA Women’s World Cup Champions ticker tape parade to sign legislation mandating equal pay for substantially similar work and prohibiting pay differences based on an individual’s age, race, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic…

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Pay Equity Laws

On Monday of this week, the New Jersey Legislature gave overwhelming final approval to a gender pay equity bill that will be one of the strongest in the nation. Governor Phil Murphy (D) is expected to sign the measure, NJ A1/S104. The act will prohibit unequal pay for ‘substantially similar work’ and provides that employees…

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“Kicking Around” Pay Equity

Earlier this month, the US Senate blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, federal legislation sponsored by democratic senators that seeks to give female workers the right to compare salaries without the threat of retaliation, to seek monetary damages and further requiring companies to explain pay disparities.  The bill lost on a vote of 53-44 with all…

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