Using Prior Salary to Set Pay Violates Federal Law, 9th Cir. Says

“The relevant inquiry isn’t whether a salary offer is based on salary alone or some stew of prior salary and other issues but makes clear that it shouldn’t be based on prior salary at all,” Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center in Washington, told Bloomberg Law April 9. The NWLC and a coalition of civil rights organizations filed a brief urging the court to update its standard for justifying differences in pay under the Equal Pay Act.