Massachussetts Passes Robust Equal Pay Law

Posted by Leila Janah on

The state of Massachussets recently passed the "most robust equal pay law" in the country, according to website ThinkProgress.

Reports the site: "The law takes a step that is completely unique: it prohibits employers from asking prospective hires about their salary histories until after they make a job offer that includes compensation, unless the applicants voluntarily disclose the information. No other state has such a ban in place."

Banning discussion of salary history makes it tougher for employers to use prior pay discrimination as a basis for continuing to pay women less.

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