“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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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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California Has New Equal Pay Law But Not Fair Franchising

California Governor Gerry Brown, who last week made doctor-prescribed suicide legal in California and this week signed into law the strongest equal pay law in the nation, has yet to give any indication on what, if anything, he might do regarding the California Franchise Relations Act (fair franchising).  The franchising legislation passed both branches unanimously…

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Albuquerque Becomes First To Adopt Pay Equity Law

It may very well be the new front in the “Politics of Envy” War being waged across the country, but the city of Albuquerque, New Mexico just catapulted itself into a leading role.  Albuquerque Mayor Richard Berry this week hailed the City Council passage of an equal pay ordinance that gives a 5% weighted advantage…

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