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Hawaii governor David Ige signed a flurry of bills into law on July 5, including several affecting employers. The measures included a salary history inquiry ban, a law preserving certain Affordable Care Act benefits under state law, authorization for a study to analyze and propose a paid family leave law, and a bill increasing certain workers' compensation benefits.
Fisher Phillips employment attorney Cheryl Pinarchick, reviews existing salary history bans to help employers comply with evolving areas of the law and eliminate confusion in regards to compensation.
The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that an employee's prior salary cannot justify a pay gap between men and women for performing similar work.
Michigan has passed a law expressly prohibiting its local governments from passing ordinances banning salary history requests.
Washington and New Jersey have passed comprehensive pay equity laws that significantly strengthen requirements for employers to provide equal pay for similar employment without regard to gender or other protected characteristics.
HR Guidance on developing policies and practices to eliminate pay discrimination.