Interactive Map of Pay Equity Laws

With an increasing number of cities and states passing
laws dealing with pay equity and prohibitions against
asking salary and benefit questions on applications and in
job interviews, the law firm of Fisher Phillips has
launched a great tool for checking the status of such laws
in each state.

Fisher Phillips has launched an Interactive Pay Equity
Map, which can be accessed by clicking on the link


As an FYI, our firm can conduct an audit of your pay
practices, which is a critical first step in any equal pay
compliance effort.

First, we will review and help establish your compensation
policies and systems to ensure your organizational
decisions are properly documented.

Second, we will identify differences in pay across
protected categories.

Third, we will prepare justifications for any disparities
based on factors such as location, education, skills,
productivity, etc.

Fourth, we will provide a Compensation Manual and train
supervisory employees on the issues of pay equality,
consistent with your selected compensation strategy and
applicable laws.

The Equal Pay Act permits employees to file costly
unlawful pay actions. Many law firms such as Fisher
Phillips are predicting the number of equal pay actions
will grow exponentially in the near future, just as
Wage & Hour claims have done over the past several
decades. As such, now is the time to take preventive


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Tax Credit for Paid Family Leave

The law firm, Jackson Lewis P.C., has put together an
excellent series of blog posts on how a company can claim
a federal tax credit for employer-provided paid family and
medical leave, as result of the recently-enacted Tax Cuts
and Jobs Act. Companies of all sizes are eligible for
this credit.

Here is a link to the main article:

Below are the 4 steps for determining eligibility for the
tax credit along with links to the Jackson Lewis blog
sites for complete information.

Step #1
Identify any policies that provide voluntary (i.e., not
required by law) paid time off to employees for health
conditions, pregnancy, bonding, injured service member,

Step #2
Identify the dollar value paid out under one or all of the
above policies to use as an estimate for calculating a
2018 tax credit.

Step #3
Use the Jackson Lewis Tax Credit Calculator to estimate
your tax credit. (see link below)

Step #4
Review with your tax accountant as the tax credit is a
dollar-for-dollar reduction in your organization’s tax


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