• Governor Baker Signs Pay Equity Legislation
  • August 17, 2016 | Author: Kier Wachterhauser
  • Law Firm: Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP - Quincy Office
  • On August 1, 2016, Governor Baker signed Senate Bill 2119, “An Act to Establish Pay Equity into law (the “Act”). This Act amends Chapter 149, s. 105A of the General Laws, which currently prohibits discrimination in payment of wages on the basis of sex for “comparable” work.” Although federal and state law already proscribes discriminatory pay practices on the basis of sex/gender, the Act clarifies certain definitions and includes additional restrictions and protections. The Act goes into effect July 1, 2018.