Understanding the New MA Pay Equity Law and How to Prepare

HR Insights

Governor Baker signed the An Act to Establish Pay Equity (S. 2119) on August 1, 2016, which amended the current Massachusetts Equal Pay Act to ensure equal pay for comparable work for virtually all Massachusetts employees. The new law (which we refer to as the MA Pay Equity Law) is intended to help close the wage gap between men and women performing comparable work. Although the new law is not effective until July 1, 2018, it is important to understand now how the law impacts your business so that you can plan and budget accordingly. This issue of HR Insights provides an overview of the law, HR practice implications, and action items for consideration.

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