Pay Equity Legislation - The National Trend Continues
There’s no question that the pay equity train has left the station and has many more stops to make. Employers can expect pay equity legislation to be a major focus in the foreseeable future.
The reasoning behind this new legislation actually stems from wage inequality. According to the U.S. Census, the median annual pay for a woman is $40,742, while the for a man it is $51,212. And the disparity can be even greater for women of color; black women are typically paid 63 cents and Latinas are paid just 54 cents for every dollar paid to white, non-Hispanic men.
We encourage you to engage your legal counsel for a discussion of your compliance responsibilities under the myriad of pay equity measures and socialize what you learn with your recruiters, hiring managers and other relevant stakeholders in your organization.
Updated April 2022
The updated version of this document includes new laws in Nevada, New Jersey, and Rhode Island.
Additionally, there are updates to the entries for Connecticut, New York City, and Philadelphia.
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Release date: Apr 26 2022