OHIO EQUAL PAY ACT
This bill is aimed at addressing the gender pay gap and bringing transparency to the workplace. The sponsoring legislators acknowledged that they are facing an uphill battle in swaying colleagues in the male- and Republican-dominated General Assembly.
Ohio women earn about 78 cents per every $1 made by men for similar work, according to the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio’s Womenomics report. The problem is compounded for minority women, with black women making 63 cents and Hispanic and Latina women making 54 cents per every $1 paid to white men.
The bill would require state and local governments to review their pay scales to identify possible occurrences of inequality, and would require state contracts or economic incentive funds to be certified with an equal pay certificate indicating female employees receive the same pay and opportunity as their male counterparts.
Plus, it would prohibit companies from retaliating against employees for sharing salary information with other employees.
“We think that equal pay is a problem that needs solved now and we will be strongly pushing for this to be addressed right away,” Rep. Clyde said. “We don’t think we should continue to delay equality for women in the workplace.”
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