Equal Pay For All Could Be Around The Corner For NJ
I am so pleased to read that a law might be passed in New Jersey that will require businesses to give men, women, and minorities equal pay!
In 2015, women working full-time jobs only earned 80 cents for every dollar that men earned and by the looks of it, the pay scale would not have evened out for quite some time without a little help.
The S104 Bill would make it ,"illegal for an employer to offer lower pay and benefits to a worker protected by the state Law Against Discrimination, which includes 'protected classes' such as women and minorities...if they perform 'substantially similar work.'"
If there is a difference in pay, the employer would have to prove that there is a substantial difference in education and experience that makes them more qualified and therefore more deserving of a higher salary.
Murphy has stated that he will be signing this bill the second it hits his desk!
"One of the most important aspects of equality for women is centered on the workplace, professional opportunities and equal pay," said state Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg. "There continues to be a disparity with a wage gap and other inherent inequalities that need to be corrected. We won't have real equality until we have equal pay."
Loretta, I could not have said it better myself. If anyone goes through the schooling and the training necessary for the job, then the same pay for that employee is well warranted.
To equality and beyond....
Check out the original article at NJ.com.
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