Chris Wall Offers Ideas for Employers to Stay on Right Side of Pay Equity, Transparency Laws

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In a new article in, Labor & Employment Partner Chris Wall shares insights on how employers can remain compliant with newly enacted pay transparency laws, as well as existing pay equity statutes.

Wage transparency laws, which have now been passed in 10 states and are under consideration in many more states and cities, generally require employers to disclose wage and salary ranges and benefit information to internal employees and external jobseekers. The laws, seen by many as a means to combat pay disparity in employee wages, are often piggybacked on existing pay equity laws.

Wall told that attorneys and businesses may not fully appreciate the potential risks from both wage transparency and the pay equity statutes. “There is a ton of exposure that people, both on the plaintiff side and on the employer side, are not totally tuned in to,” he said. “It is good to take stock of pay discrepancies that may exist and to fix those issues. That also helps protect your business from catastrophic liability.”

Read the full article here.

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