AUDITING PAY PRACTICES IN PREPARATION FOR THE MASSACHUSETTS PAY EQUITY LAW AND THE REVISED EEO-1 FORM (July 2017)
Massachusetts Pay Equity
The Massachusetts Act to Establish Pay Equity takes effect on July 1, 2018. The goal of the new law is to reduce pay differentials among men and women doing comparable work. The penalties for violating the new law include back wages, benefits and other compensation, and attorney’s fees.
Before the law takes effect, we are encouraging our clients to conduct internal audits of their pay practices. The goal of these self-audits is two-fold. First,