Seyfarth Synopsis: On October 17, 2023, the Second Circuit issued the eagerly-awaited decision in Eisenhauer v. Culinary Institute of America. The court clarified that the federal Equal Pay Act (“EPA”) never required employers to show that a “factor other than sex” must be related to the job in question, contrary to arguments by many plaintiffsContinue Reading Second Circuit Clarifies That Federal Equal Pay Act Does Not Require “Factor Other Than Sex” Defense To Be Job Related
Seyfarth Synopsis: On Equal Pay Day 2023, Seyfarth’s Global Pay Equity Group is pleased to release four reference guides: Our updated 50 State Equal Pay Reference Guide, Developments in Equal Pay Litigation, and Global Pay Equity Desktop Reference Reports — and introducing our new Pay Transparency Wage Range Disclosure Compendium.
On Tuesday, March 14th, Seyfarth attorneys…Continue Reading Equal Pay Day 2023: A Look Ahead into Trends in the Equal Pay Landscape
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1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Eastern
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Seyfarth Synopsis: For a variety of historical and social reasons, US law permits (and in some cases requires) employers to affirmatively track and provide opportunity to historically underrepresented groups in the workplace. Companies are permitted to (and in some cases must) gather data from candidates and employees regarding …
Continue Reading American Companies Face Considerable Risks Implementing Their Diversity Plans Abroad
Seyfarth Synopsis: On Equal Pay Day 2021, Seyfarth’s Global Pay Equity Group is pleased to release three reference guides: the 2021 U.S. 50-State Pay Equity Desktop Reference, the 2021 Developments in Pay Litigation Report, and introducing the Global Pay Equity Desktop Reference.
It’s Equal Pay Day 2021. What a year it has been.
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Continue Reading Equal Pay Day 2021: What’s on the Horizon?
Seyfarth Synopsis: On Wednesday, March 24 at 12:00 p.m. Eastern, Seyfarth attorneys will present a webinar entitled Equal Pay Day 2021: US and Global Outlook and Trends.
Please join Seyfarth on Equal Pay Day for a presentation of Seyfarth’s Global Pay Equity Group, as we share our updated Annual 50-State Survey and Developments in Equal Pay Litigation reports,…
Continue Reading Webinar: Equal Pay Day 2021: US and Global Outlook and Trends
Seyfarth Synopsis: Pending federal bill H.R. 7, titled the Paycheck Fairness Act, could import into federal law some significant changes that have already been enacted in a few states around the country. If enacted, it could significantly alter (some would say eliminate) a key affirmative defense of the Equal Pay Act. Specifically, …
Continue Reading Pondering The Future Of Equal Pay Litigation: What A “Business Necessity” Requirement Means For An Employer’s Defense Against Equal Pay Claims
Seyfarth Synopsis: As the transition to a Biden administration draws near, what pay equity developments can employers expect under his presidency? An analysis comparing pending federal bill H.R. 7, titled the Paycheck Fairness Act, against state equal pay laws may offer some guidance, particularly in light of the uncertainty surrounding whether the …
Continue Reading Equal Pay Litigation Update: Will Pay Equity Be Near The Top Of The Agenda For The New Biden Administration? Issues For Employers To Watch
By Matthew Gagnon and Alexandra Oxyer
Seyfarth Synopsis: In an unusual opinion considering an issue raised by the plaintiff for the first time on appeal, the Second Circuit clarifies that unlike under the Equal Pay Act, Title VII plaintiffs need not show “equal work for unequal pay” to succeed on a pay discrimination claim. This case demonstrates that plaintiffs have …
Continue Reading Pay Equity Litigation Update: The Second Circuit Clarifies A Key Difference Between Title VII And Equal Pay Act Wage Discrimination Claims
Seyfarth Synopsis: Although an employee can prove discrimination by showing that an employer’s reasons for adverse action are pretextual, the Eleventh Circuit finds that an employee must do more than merely contest the proffered reasons to survive summary judgment.
A recent Eleventh Circuit decision illustrates that Plaintiffs in discrimination cases face a…
Continue Reading How Narrow is a Discrimination Plaintiff’s Road to Trial in the Eleventh Circuit?