Proposed Bill Would Nix Pay Q’s.

By Brooke A. Colaizzi  A bill introduced last week in the Colorado House of Representatives would make it an unfair employment practice under Colorado’s Antidiscrimination Act (CADA) for an employer to seek earnings history for job applicants. The prohibition in HB 18-1377 would apply to questions, whether oral or in writing, about past compensation or […]

Pay History Won’t Satisfy Equal Pay Act

By Brooke A. Colaizzi The Ninth Circuit overturned its own precedent today and ruled that employers cannot justify a pay disparity between men and women by relying on employees’ past salaries.  Rizo v. Yovino, No. 16-15372 (9th Cir. Apr. 9, 2018). The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women receive equal pay for equal […]

EEOC Brags While Employees Look for New Jobs

By John Alan Doran On April 2, 2018, the EEOC issued a self-congratulatory press release in which it bragged mightily about a $100,000 judgment it just obtained in a discrimination lawsuit. The press release identified the defendant in the lawsuit as an Arizona wine bar by the name of 5th & Wine.  The press release is […]