NJ Bill Would Spark More Equal Pay Suits For Employers

By Martin Bricketto (February 12, 2016, 9:16 PM EST) -- A bill advancing in the New Jersey Legislature to battle the wage gap between men and women would generate more litigation against employers in the state by saddling them with a heavier burden for defending a difference in pay, some attorneys say.

The equal pay legislation that the state Senate approved by a wide margin on Thursday would codify into state law the New Jersey Supreme Court's 2010 decision in Alexander v. Seton Hall University and the federal Lilly Ledbetter Act by restarting the statute of limitations each time an allegedly discriminatory paycheck is issued.

However, the bill, which would amend...

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