Mass. Senate Passes Equal Pay Act Amendments

The Massachusetts House of Representatives is currently reviewing a bill to amend the state’s Equal Pay Act. This bill was recently passed by the state senate. The changes to the Equal Pay Act would prohibit employers from screening applicants based on prior wage or salary history, as well as would ban the employer from obtaining this data directly from current or former employers without written authorization from the applicant. The proposed changes would also ban employers from prohibiting employee discussions surrounding wage-related information.

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