Pay Equity Act a Step Toward Gender Equality

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WF_WebSite_BlogHeaders-13Massachusetts is doing things no other state has done before — and that might be a sign to expect similar laws in other states.

Massachusetts is the first state the address this gendered income inequality with the most robust equal pay law in the country, theMassachusetts Pay Equity Act, which passed Aug. 1. According to Amanda Baer, an associate at Mirick O’Connell’s Labor, Employment and Employee Benefits Group and Litigation Group, a couple of factors make it particularly robust: major substantive and procedural changes.

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