By Jennifer Harpole UPDATE: The governor signed this bill into law on May 22, 2019. In its recently concluded session, the Colorado General Assembly passed legislation to strengthen the state’s pay equity requirements, prohibit employers from seeking salary history from job applicants, and require employers to post internal job openings and list salary ranges on […]
By James D. Mackey On January 17, 2019, Colorado Senate Democrats introduced the “Equal Pay for Equal Work Act” (SB 19-085) to prohibit a wage differential based on an employee’s sex. The bill also contains a salary history ban and pay transparency requirements. If passed, this would be among the most aggressive equal pay laws in […]
In October 2017, California Governor Jerry Brown signed Senate Bill 384 (SB 384) – also known as the “Sex Offender Registration Act” – which will dramatically change how the state manages the California Sex Offender Registry when the law eventually takes effect on January 1, 2021. Existing California law requires persons convicted of specified sex offenses to register with local law enforcement agencies while residing in the state or while attending school or working in the state. Willful failure to register is a misdemeanor or a felony, depending on the underlying offense. Starting on January 1, 2021, SB 384 will instead create of a new three-tiered system of sex offender registration, and California will organize registered offenders into three tiers based on their offense and risk of re-offending instead of treating all registerable sex offenses the same.