New Jersey: The State’s Equal Pay Law Will Soon Apply to All Protected Classes


All Employers with NJ Employees


July 1, 2018


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New Jersey recently enacted stronger protections to its equal pay laws. Currently, employers are prohibited from discrimination in method or payment of wages based on sex. Effective July 1, 2018, this protection will soon apply to anyone in a protected class. The Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act prohibits paying any member of a protected class “at a rate of compensation, including benefits, which is less than the rate paid … to employees who are not members of the protected class for substantially similar work when viewed as a composite of skill, effort and responsibility.”