Posted by Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. in News
Sep 17 2021
Garrison, Levin-Epstein, Fitzgerald & Pirrotti, P.C. Partner Nina Pirrotti appeared on NBC Connecticut on September 15th to discuss a new wage transparency law with Dan Corcoran. You can watch the full segment here.
The new law, which goes into effect on October 1, 2021, requires employers to disclose a position’s salary range to prospective and current employees. On NBC Connecticut, Nina explained the impact that this law can have on women in the workforce. Nina states that “The law is simply designed to put women on notice as to whether or not they’re being paid equal to their male counterparts. And it gives them the opportunity to actually find that information out right out of the gate. Now, women will have that information right from the get go.”
Nina also discussed the benefits that this wage transparency law has to offer for both employees and employers. She says that “The goal is to avoid the lawsuit altogether. Employers have until October 1 to re-evaluate how they are paying their employees to look down deep and determine whether or not for the same or comparable jobs they are paying their women and their men equally. They can discover their mistakes now, they could rectify them now and they can get ready with salary ranges that make sense based upon objective criteria, and not based upon anything else like gender.”
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