New Pay Equity Law Goes Into Effect Today

Albany, N.Y. - Starting today, a new pay equity law will be in place across New York State.

It means employers can no longer pay workers differently based on several factors including sex, marital status or military service history. People with a similar line of work also have to be paid the same, even if their responsibilities are different.

Supporters say the measure will also prevent women from being paid less than men who have the same job.

Data shows New York's gender gap is far lower than most other states.

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