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Colorado Equal Pay Act compliance made easy with RoleMapper

RoleMapper Team
April 25, 2021

From January 1, 2021, Colorado's Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (SB19-085) prohibits all employers from discriminating because of sex (including gender identity) — alone or with another protected status — by paying less for substantially similar work in terms of skill, effort and responsibility.

In summary, the act prohibits an employer from:

  • Seeking the wage rate history of a prospective employee or requiring disclosure of wage rate as a condition of employment;
  • Relying on a prior wage rate to determine a wage rate;
  • Discriminating or retaliating against a prospective employee for failing to disclose the employee's wage rate history;
  • Discharging or retaliating against an employee for actions by an employee asserting the rights established by the act against an employer; or
  • Discharging, disciplining, discriminating against, or otherwise interfering with an employee for inquiring about, disclosing, or discussing the employee's wage rate.
  • Non-compliance can lead to fines of between $500 and $10,000 per violation.

We’re now seeing an uptick in organizations looking to utilize RoleMapper to help meet compliance requirements, and the great news is that we’ve configured RoleMapper to help our customers fix this in a matter of minutes.

As an intelligent job design platform, RoleMapper creates job profiles, descriptions and ads that are debiased and neutral in minutes, removing the common pain points of removing discrimination from the source of the role and not a copy tweak in a job ad.

To find out more about how RoleMapper supports compliance, you can book a demo here

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