Tuesday, September 06, 2016

New equal pay rules prod companies to change wage practices

The Orange County Register reports:
“Raise your hand if you are for equal pay for equal jobs – no one would argue with that,” employment attorney Christopher Olmsted told a crowd of human resources executives at a Long Beach conference last week.

Hands flew up in the audience.

But Olmsted quickly warned, “The devil is in the details.”

On the first Labor Day since the passage of the 2015 California Fair Pay Act, touted as the nation’s toughest gender discrimination law, no workplace issue is grabbing more attention across the state.

Employment lawyers are predicting a wave of class-action lawsuits under the new statute, which makes it far easier to sue an employer for discrimination.
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