NY Laws May Prompt Uptick In Pay Equity Claims

Law360 (July 16, 2019, 2:35 PM EDT) -- On July 10, 2019, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law two bills amending the New York Labor Law, with significant implications for employers in the state. One law implements a statewide prohibition on salary history inquiries and the other amends New York’s equal pay law to cover all protected classes and changes the standard for proving an equal pay violation from “equal to” to “substantially similar to.” 

The key provisions of each new law are described below, followed by the key issues and takeaways for employers. In short, employers should expect an uptick in pay equity enforcement actions and...

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