New Jersey Law Journal Quotes Timothy Ford Throughout Article on Pay Transparency BillDecember 15, 2023
Einhorn Barbarito’s Timothy J. Ford, a partner in the firm’s Business/Corporate practice, was quoted throughout a December 14 article in the New Jersey Law Journal titled “One to Watch: Pay Transparency Bill Moving Through Legislature Could Have Major Impact on Employers.”
The article discusses a bill that is moving through the New Jersey Senate Labor Committee that would require employers with 10 or more employees to provide wage or salary information, or a compensation range, in job postings. Employers would also have to provide a description of all job benefits.
Ford, who focuses his practice on employment law and commercial litigation, said that if the bill passes, employers could be opened to claims for pay inequity and other biases for existing employees.
“I think employers can best prepare themselves, if the law bill is passed, by undertaking a substantial review of individual compensation and by engaging outside consultants to evaluate their current workforce and their payroll.”
Ford added that if the bill is enacted, there could be more Equal Pay Act claims, which he said are difficult and challenging to prove.
“I think it will probably result in more litigation from a company’s existing employees when they start to see what they pay scales are. Invariably, a lot of companies are going to try to comply with the law, but they are not going to do their due diligence in reviewing their current pay practices. I think that is where a lot of employers are going to find themselves in trouble.”
Read the full New Jersey Law Journal article “One to Watch: Pay Transparency Bill Moving Through Legislature Could Have Major Impact on Employers.” (Subscription may be required.)