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Three Big Questions Lawyers Have About the New Massachusetts Pay-Equity Law

8.2.16

The article, “Three Big Questions Lawyers Have About the New Massachusetts Pay-Equity Law,” featured in the Boston Business Journal, highlighted the concerns of employers regarding how the new Massachusetts Pay-Equity Law will be implemented and enforced.

Amber Elias answered whether or not Attorney General Maura Healey had the right to send letters to select employers asking them to provide employees’ names, sex, titles and current salaries, among other information. According to the letters, Maura wanted the information to determine whether the employers were in compliance with an older pay-equity law, the Massachusetts Equal Pay Act.

Amber said, “The attorney general was in fact entitled to seek that information. What they intend to do with it remains to be seen. It’s certainly possible it could be used for enforcement purposes.”

To read the full article, please visit the Boston Business Journal.

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