On July 31, 2019, Illinois Governor Pritzker signed into law HB0834 (the “amendments”) to the Equal Pay Act of 2003 (the “Act”). These enhance prohibitions on pay discrimination on the basis of race or sex, by restricting the ability of employers to inquire about compensation history. The amendments take effect on September...Read More
Washington became the ninth state to pass a law that would prohibit employers from asking job applicants about their salary history (California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Maine, Massachusetts, Oregon and Vermont being the other states). On May 9, 2019, Washington State Governor Inslee signed the Washington Equal Pay Opportunities Act (HB 1696...Read More
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