New Jersey Pols File to Ban Salary History

Two New Jersey state senators have filed legislation that would ban New Jersey employers from inquiring about the salary history of job applicants.  Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg and Senator Nia Gill a few weeks ago, filed S. 2536, which would also prohibit an employer from taking reprisals against an employee for disclosing to other…

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How Equal Access Laws Affect Franchise Owners

“Equal access” has meant various things, for various classes of people, throughout the history of the United States. For some, it has meant being able to eat at the same restaurants or drink from the same water fountains. For others, it has meant having the right to vote. And, notwithstanding great strides in this country…

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EEOC Targets Employer Payroll Data

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) targeted private business salary information last week when it released a new proposed regulation mandating that more data be reported by employers with over 100 employees.  The regulation, which is now available for public review and comment until April 1 of this year, expands the data required on the…

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New York Assembly Moves Paid Leave

The New York State Assembly didn’t take long to pass a 12-week paid family leave bill, just a few weeks after Governor Andrew Cuomo called for employers to give workers the benefit in his State of the State and budget address.  The bill, A3870, provides that covered employees would be paid two-thirds of their average…

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