The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, which comes into effect on January 1, 2021, will impact all Colorado-based businesses. This new law allows employees to directly sue their employers for allegations of pay discrimination, allowing successful plaintiffs to recover liquidated damages and back pay.
Fortunately, there are steps businesses can take to avoid lawsuits, even if courts find that employees experienced pay discrimination. Performing a comprehensive pay audit can help organizations identify and remedy pay disparities, and serve as evidence of good faith if a lawsuit is brought forward against your company. This good-faith effort can legally protect your organization from non-compliance, provided the audit is a legitimate attempt to identify and correct pay disparities.
To learn more about this new law, watch this webinar and find out the steps your organization can take to avoid legal issues.