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Gender Pay Disparities Targeted in Colorado as Bill Signed

May 22, 2019, 7:54 PM

Colorado will be taking aim at disparities in pay between women and men under a bill signed by Gov. Jared Polis.

Polis (D) signed the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act (S.B. 85) May 22, noting that women earn on average 80 cents on the dollar of what men earn. He said the act puts Colorado on the forefront of addressing gender pay disparities, noting that the first attempt to do so in the state General Assembly was a bill introduced in 1980.

“It might have taken us 39 years to get it done, but we got ...