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D.C. Circuit Mulls Dismissal of Gender Pay Reporting Appeal

Labor & Employment   |   January 24, 2020

Carlton Fields Labor and Employment Shareholder, Rae Vann, was quoted in a Bloomberg News article, “D.C. Circuit Mulls Dismissal of Gender Pay Reporting Appeal.” The Washington, D.C. Court Circuit may be open to dismissing the government’s appeal in a case (National Women’s Law Center v. OMB) that challenges the revival of a landmark collection of U.S. worker pay data by gender and race.

Vann, who advises employers on equal employment policy and compliance, commented:

I think the business community has very clearly and very convincingly conveyed why the OMB was well within its rights to disapprove [the data collection]. The White House’s Office of Management and Budget concluded in 2017 that the pay collection would unnecessarily burden employers and not be useful in addressing pay gaps. It’s really hard to see in my mind how the district court can really come in and take that power away.            

Oral arguments were heard on January 24, 2020.

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