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STATE SENATOR

Paul Doyle

Pay Equity Bill Signed Into Law

This week, the governor signed into law a bipartisan bill concerning gender pay equity. I am proud to live in a state that supports fair treatment of women and I proudly voted in favor of this bill in the Senate.

Senator Doyle.

Under the law, which takes effect January 1, 2019, employers in Connecticut are prohibited from asking prospective employees about their previous wages, as evidence shows women disproportionately carry lower salaries from one job to the next.

On average, unfair pay costs each working woman in Connecticut more than $10,000 every year. According to the National Women's Law Center, women in Connecticut--on average--have to work until age 70 to earn what a man makes by the time he is 60.

I want to thank the governor for signing this bill into law, which will help working women maintain economic stability for themselves and their families.