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New York

NY S5248A

2019 | Defenses, Fair Pay, Protected Classes, Work Comparisons


STATUS: Enacted

Expanded existing pay equity law to require equal pay for substantially similar work among all protected classes and narrowed available employer defenses.

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Colorado

CO SB 19-085

2019 | Defenses, Equal Pay, Fair Pay, Legal Deadlines, Pay Transparency, Prior Salary, Protected Classes, Remedies Fair Pay, Retaliation, Work Comparisons


STATUS: Enacted

Comprehensive state equal pay law requiring equal pay for substantially similar work for employees of a different sex, or different sex in combination with another protected status; prohibiting employer inquiry into prior salary; adding pay transparency requirements; and providing remedies for violations of the law.

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Illinois

IL HB 0834

2019 | Defenses, Equal Pay, Fair Pay, Pay Transparency, Prior Salary, Work Comparisons


STATUS: Enacted

This law amended and expanded upon the existing state equal pay act to narrow employer defenses, increase pay transparency, and prohibit inquiry into prior salary.

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Alabama

AL HB 225

2019 | Defenses, Equal Pay, Fair Pay, Legal Deadlines, Prior Salary, Retaliation


STATUS: Enacted

State Equal Pay Act prohibiting compensation discrimination on the basis of sex or race for equal work with certain enumerated defenses and prohibiting employer retaliation against potential employees for failure to provide a record of their prior wage history.

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Washington

WA HB 1506

2018 | Defenses, Equal Pay, Fair Pay, Legal Deadlines, Pay Transparency, Prior Salary, Work Comparisons


STATUS: Enacted

Comprehensive equal pay law.

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Oregon

SB 2005

2017 | Defenses, Equal Pay, Fair Pay, Legal Deadlines, Prior Salary, Protected Classes


STATUS: Enacted

Prohibits pay discrimination, prohibits employers from seeking salary histories from applicants and ensures equal pay for comparable work.

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Colorado

CO HB 18-1378

2018 | Defenses, Fair Pay, Pay Transparency, Work Comparisons


STATUS: Failed

Equal Pay for Equal Work Act

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