An Act Relative to Pay Equity
In 2023, in a moment when racial and gender equity at work is not only the right thing to do but also essential to a fully vibrant Massachusetts economy, Wage Equity Now introduced legislation to make employers’ wage and power gaps transparent.
The Frances Perkins Workplace Equity Act (H.4109) calls on employers to disclose salary ranges when hiring for a position, and to employees who ask for them. H.4109 requires companies and municipalities to submit their federally required EEOC data to the Mass. Secretary of State’s office. This information would then be combined at the State level to provide aggregate reporting of wage gaps within business sectors that can be seen and understood. We can not change what we do not measure.