On April 12, 2019, Maine’s Governor signed L.D. 278, a pay equity bill that generally prohibits employer inquiries into the salary history of prospective employees until after an offer of employment has been made.
The U.S. Supreme Court announced on April 22, 2019 that it will decide whether gay, lesbian, and transgender workers are expressly protected under federal civil rights law on the basis of their sexual orientation.
New Mexico’s state legislature has been busy over the past few weeks acting on bills introduced earlier this year. The state has enacted at least 9 new laws affecting employers, covering many topics from health care access to criminal background checks.
New research into the levels of discrimination faced by ethnic minority applicants in Britain revealed some startling figures. Meanwhile, the UK government is exploring whether it should collect ethnicity pay gap reporting data.
In an April 3, 2019 filing in the federal district court that had ordered reinstatement of EEO-1 pay data reporting requirements, the EEOC explained its inability to comply with the court’s ruling on its present timeline.