New Jersey Equal Pay Law Takes Effect July 1, 2018

Law Effective July 1, 2018

A new state law expands coverage of existing law to prohibit discrimination in wages on the basis of any protected class. Highlights of the law include the following.

Prohibited Employer Actions
Under the new law (applicable to employers of all sizes), an employer may not pay any of its employees who is a member of a protected class at a rate of compensation, including benefits, that is less than the rate paid by the employer to employees who are not members of the protected class for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility.

In addition, an employer who is paying a rate of compensation in violation of the new law may not reduce the compensation of any employee to comply with the law.

Exceptions
An employer may pay a different rate of compensation only if the employer demonstrates that the differential is made pursuant to a seniority or merit system, among other exceptions.

The law takes effect on July 1, 2018Click here to read the new law, which includes additional exceptions.

Background
Current New Jersey law prohibits employers from discriminating in any job-related action, including (among other things) compensation and the terms, conditions, and privileges of employment on the basis of any of the law’s specified protected categories (e.g., race, creed, color, national origin, nationality, ancestry, age, and sex).

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Updated 2016 Massachusetts Labor Law Poster

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The state of Massachusetts just updated their a wage and hour postMassachusetts-Federal-Combo-Labor-Law-Poster-Englisher which reflects thew rate of $10 an hour taking effect January 1, 2016. New information regarding for Earned Income Credit, Non-Discrimination and Equal Pay was also added to the revised poster. In addition, there have been a few other changes to the poster this year such as the Unemployment Insurance Coverage, Fair Employment and new Parental leave have been updated. All of this updates is included in our 2016 poster!

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Illinois: New Law Expands Scope of State Equal Pay Act

Law Effective January 1, 2016

A new law, effective January 1, 2016, expands coverage of the state’s Equal Pay Act to all employers.

Background
The state Equal Pay Act prohibits covered employers from paying unequal wages to men and women for doing the same or substantially similar work, requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility, under similar working conditions for the same employer in the same county (except if the wage difference is based upon a seniority system, a merit system, a system measuring earnings by quantity or quality of production, or factors other than gender).

Expanded Coverage

Under the new law, a covered employer is an individual, partnership, corporation, association, business, trust, person, or entity for whom employees are gainfully employed in Illinois (and includes the state of Illinois, any state officer, department, or agency, any unit of local government, and any school district). Prior to January 1, 2016, the state Equal Pay Act applies to employers with 4 or more employees.

Click here to read the text of the law.

For more information on other state laws specific to Illinois, visit the State Laws section, click on Illinois, and choose your topic of interest from the left-hand navigation menu.

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