NEW JERSEY REQUIRES EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK

On April 24, 2018, the New Jersey Legislature passed the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (the “NJEPA”) to amend the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, N.J.S.A. 10:5-1 to -49 (the “LAD”). The NJEPA renders it “an unlawful employment practice, or, as the case may be, an unlawful discrimination …[f]or an employer to pay any of its employees who is a member of a protected class at a rate of compensation, including benefits, which is less than the rate paid by the employer to employees who are not members of