Back in 1945, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to pass an equal pay law. But despite its efforts, the gender pay gap unfortunately persisted. According to Mass.gov, women working full time in Massachusetts earn, on average, about 84.3% of what men earn, and the gap is even larger for women of color. In the hopes of combating this issue, Massachusetts is updating its pay equity law with new provisions, which will go into effect on July 1.
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