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Pay Equity Reviews Rising as More States Push to End Pay Gap

Oct. 9, 2019, 4:31 PM

State laws governing pay equity increasingly aim to give workers more power to bring pay discrimination lawsuits against employers, which is driving businesses to review pay practices before they face a lawsuit.

“There have been laws on the books for 50-plus years that prohibit pay discrimination,” said Mickey Silberman, a shareholder with Fortney & Scott who specializes in pay equity lawsuits. But a wage gap has persisted. States now are designing fair pay laws that make it easier “to bring and to win claims of pay discrimination,” Silberman said.

New York is the most recent state to expand its equal...

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