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Salary History Ruling by Ninth Circuit on Track to Supreme Court

March 10, 2020, 8:02 PM

Fresno County, Calif., signaled its intent to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the Ninth Circuit’s Feb. 27 ruling that a worker’s prior salary history isn’t job-related and can never be considered by a new employer when setting starting pay.

The circuit court on Monday granted county schools superintendent Jim Yovino’s motion seeking to pause the case so that he can ask the justices to weigh in on Aileen Rizo’s lawsuit under the Equal Pay Act. Rizo was hired by the school district as a math consultant in 2009 and sued after learning some male colleagues were paid more. ...

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