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Court Rules Employers Cannot Use Salary History to Justify Gender Wage Gap

A U.S. appeals court on Monday ruled employers cannot use workers’ salary histories to justify gender-based pay disparities, saying that would perpetuate a wage gap that is “an embarrassing reality of our economy.” An 11-judge panel of the San Francisco-based …

Some U.K. Professional Firms ‘Understate’ Gender Pay Gap as New Data Law Looms

U.K. politicians are demanding law and accounting firms revise figures on how male and female staff are remunerated amid criticism that their partnership structures let them understate the gender pay gap. British companies with more than 250 employees have until …

States Move to Ban Asking Job Applicants About Past Salary

An awkward job interview question — how much did you make at your last job? — is getting banned in some parts of the country. Massachusetts, New York City and Philadelphia have passed laws that bar employers from asking applicants …

EEOC Alleges Maryland Insurance Administration Violated Equal Pay Act

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has filed a lawsuit against the Maryland Insurance Administration (MIA), alleging that Maryland’s insurance regulatory agency paid its women investigators and enforcement officers lower wages compared to their male counterparts for performing substantially …