Saturday, August 31, 2013

Chris Christie signs Equal Pay Bill

I'm not a huge fan of Chris Christie. He has shut down helpful infrastructure projects that were years in the making, and vetoed several key bills passed by New Jersey's Congress (gun control, gay marriage, medical marijuana, to name a few). But it was heartening to hear that he signed (and more importantly that NJ's congress passed) a new equal pay bill into law. The act forbids employer retaliation for sharing wage and compensation information between employees. This kind of information is key to rooting out gender and racial pay discrimination, and relieving the fear of retaliation is a step forward. Yay for New Jersey!

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