Are You Ready for the MA Equal Pay Act Changes?

HR Insights

Governor Baker signed An Act to Establish Pay Equity (the Act) on August 1, 2016. Effective July 1, 2018, the Act updates and replaces existing law, the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA), to help close the wage gap between men and women performing “comparable” work. In March of this year, the Office of the Attorney General issued long awaited guidance that includes FAQs, a basic guide on conducting a self-evaluation for determining if there are gender-based wage issues, and a pay calculation tool. This issue of HR Insights provides an overview of the law, and guidance and an action plan for implementing the changes.

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