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Employment Law

Pay Equity Litigation Trends

New requirements and prohibitions on compensation practices around the country are making pay equity a hot topic. These obligations seek to address the "gender pay gap," which the latest reports estimate is at a little over 20%, with women across all occupations having median earnings around 78% of the median earnings of men.

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New requirements and prohibitions on compensation practices around the country are making pay equity a hot topic. These obligations seek to address the “gender pay gap,” which the latest reports estimate is at a little over 20%, with women across all occupations having median earnings around 78% of the median earnings of men. Although some dispute whether there is in fact a gender pay gap, its existence is so widely accepted that many jurisdictions are taking steps to promote pay equity. This article provides an overview of trends in pay equity litigation.

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