Bloomberg Law
July 10, 2019, 2:34 PMUpdated: July 10, 2019, 4:35 PM

New York’s Cuomo Signs Equal Pay Bill as He Touts Soccer Win (1)

Keshia Clukey
Keshia Clukey

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, surrounded by members of the U.S. women’s soccer team, signed into law a bill expanding state protections against wage discrimination.

The July 10 signing kicked off the ticker-tape parade in Lower Manhattan celebrating the team’s fourth World Cup title.

The legislation, passed by the state Assembly and Senate in June, requires employers to give workers equal pay for similar work and bars them from paying less based on protected status such as age, race, or gender. The provision expands to one or more protected classes, including national origin, gender identity and expression, military ...

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