Understanding the New MA Pay Equity Law and How to Prepare

Governor Baker signed the An Act to Establish Pay Equity (S. 2119) on August 1, 2016, which amended the current Massachusetts Equal Pay Act to ensure equal pay for comparable work for virtually all Massachusetts employees. The new law is intended to help close the wage gap between men and women performing comparable work. Although the new law is not effective until July 1, 2018, it is important to understand now how the law impacts your business so that you can plan and budget accordingly. Our newest issue of HR Insights provides an overview of the law, discusses HR practice implications, and provides a checklist of action items for consideration.