Question: How do I ensure I’m complying with state and national pay equity laws?
Answer: Pay equity laws across the United States present a confusing patchwork of regulations. This is especially difficult for companies operating across multiple states—but can also be difficult for smaller organizations operating in just one state.
We believe few states and courts will continue to uphold a narrow “equal work” stance; a relaxation of this standard toward “substantially similar work” is likely.
We expect individual states to continue to enact aggressive equal pay laws. Organizations can get ahead by mobilizing HR resources now to mitigate pay equity risk.