At Ticker-Tape Parade Celebrating The World Champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team, Governor Cuomo Signs Pay Equity Legislation to Close the Gender Wage Gap

Posted to Applied Web NY on Wed, 07/10/2019 - 14:19

Governor Cuomo today signed into law legislation that expands equal pay laws to prohibit unequal pay on the basis of a protected class for all substantially similar work (S5248B/A8093A), and forbids employers from asking prospective employees about their salary history (S6549/A5308B). Governor Cuomo also called on U.S. Soccer to pay the women's national team the same as the men's national team. The Governor signed the measures, a key component of his 2019 Women's Justice Agenda, at the ticker-tape parade celebrating the world champion U.S. Women's Soccer Team. These actions build on common sense measures championed by the Governor this year, including rape shield protections for victims of sex trafficking, enhancing workplace sexual harassment laws and funding a community college program that will help single moms move out of poverty.

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