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The Massachusetts Pay Equity Law: How to Prepare for July 1

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In 2016, the Massachusetts legislature enacted An Act to Establish Pay Equity, which goes into effect July 1, 2018. The new law amended the existing Massachusetts Equal Pay Act, so that employers are now required to pay women and men the same wages for “comparable” work, and not merely for the “same” work. The law further prohibits employers from using the salary history of an employee or applicant as the basis of establishing that person’s wage rate. Finally, the law provides employers with certain incentives to conduct self-evaluations proactively.

On March 1, 2018 the Attorney General’s Office released its much awaited guidance on the updated law. This guidance offers valuable insight into how the Attorney General will interpret and enforce the law, and can be expected to have a significant influence on the courts as well.

Please join the members of Nutter's Labor, Employment and Benefits practice group to review the guidance and for a discussion on what employers should do – and not do – to prepare for July 1.

Event details:

May 15, 2018
Registration: 8:00 a.m.
Program: 8:30 – 10:00 a.m.

155 Seaport Blvd
Boston, MA 02210

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