the legislation

An Act Relative to Pay Equity

In 2022, 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.

An Act Relative to Pay Equity (Bill S.2721) is a foundational step for eliminating racial and gender wage gaps in Massachusetts. It requires all employers—private, non-profit and governmental—with 100 or more employees to report the average wages by gender, race, and ethnicity for the entire organization, and also to publish wage ranges in job applications and postings. Most critically, it requires release of this data to the public at the institutional level to provide for comparative analysis, establish accountability, and measure progress. Most critically, it requires release of this data to the public at the institutional level to provide for comparative analysis, establish accountability, and measure progress.

senate Bill 2721

Sponsored by the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development