On Jan. 15, 2019, U.S. District Judge William J. Martini ruled that New Jersey’s newly minted Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (NJEPA), enacted April 24, 2018, and by its terms effective July 1, 2018, “is not retroactively applicable to conduct occurring prior to its effective date.” Perrotto v. Morgan Advanced Materials, PLC. While Judge Martini’s well-reasoned decision is for employers a welcome early contribution to NJEPA jurisprudence, it remains to be seen whether New Jersey state courts take a different view.

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