Last year, we covered a Ninth Circuit panel decision which concluded that an employer may rely on prior salary information as an affirmative defense to claims under the federal Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) if “it show[s] that the factor ‘effectuate[s] some business policy’ and that the employer ‘use[s] the factor reasonably in light of the employer’s stated purpose as well as other practices.’” An en banc Ninth Circuit has now reversed the panel’s prior opinion. READ MORE
San Francisco Adopts “Parity In Pay” Ordinance And Becomes The Latest City To Ban Employers From Asking About Prior Pay
San Francisco has become the latest city, along with a handful of states, to prohibit both private and public employers from asking job applicants to disclose their salary history. The “Parity in Pay Ordinance” will take effect July 1, 2018, giving employers a little under a year to make any necessary changes to come into compliance. The complete text of the ordinance, which will be enforced by the San Francisco Office of Labor Standards Enforcement (“OLSE”) is available here.