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Tue Jul 22, 2014, 06:45 PM

Governor (D-NH) Hassan Signs Paycheck Fairness Bill Into Law, Advocates And Legislators Applaud

Governor (D-NH) Hassan Signs Paycheck Fairness Bill Into Law, Advocates And Legislators Applaud

http://nhlabornews.com/2014/07/governor-hassan-signs-paycheck-fairness-bill-into-law-advocates-and-legislators-applaud/

Gov. Hassan Signs Paycheck Fairness (image by Kary Jencks, NH Citizens Alliance)
Paycheck Fairness Act to become law January 1, 2015

CONCORD, NH – Today Governor Maggie Hassan ceremoniously signed SB 207 and HB 1188, the New Hampshire Paycheck Fairness Act into law. The Paycheck Fairness Act will eliminate loopholes, increase transparency in wages, and ensure that all workers have the appropriate tools and resources to help them earn a fair and equal paycheck, without fear of retaliation.

“Ensuring that women and men can earn equal pay for an equal day’s work isn’t just an issue of fairness, it’s essential to our economic future. I am proud to sign this common-sense, bipartisan legislation that will strengthen the economic security of hard-working Granite Staters and eliminate an unnecessary strain on New Hampshire families,” said Governor Maggie Hassan in a written statement.

“While paycheck fairness legislation remains stalled in our nation’s capital, here in New Hampshire we’ve shown once again that we can come together to expand middle class opportunity and move our economy forward. I want to thank Senator Larsen, Speaker Norelli and legislators from both parties for coming together to pass the most significant piece of legislation for women in New Hampshire’s workforce in over a decade,” concluded Gov. Hassan.

“Thank you to ​Governor Hassan, ​House Speaker Norelli​, and the members of the Legislature​ for reinforcing New Hampshire’s commitment to the fundamental principle of an equal day’s work deserves an equal day’s pay. ​The enactment of this new law affirms that we must ​continue our efforts to close the wage gap in New Hampshire,​” said Senator Sylvia Larsen.​ “With Governor Hassan signing SB 207 in law, New Hampshire ​is sending a crystal clear message that the ​State of New Hampshire is on the side of all workers guaranteeing a fair and equal paycheck, without fear of retaliation.​”​

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Tue Jul 22, 2014, 08:36 PM

1. It should go without saying, without discussion...

that women should get equal pay for equal work.

I would march for that any day of the week.

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Wed Jul 23, 2014, 08:17 AM

2. Nothing wrong about that. Good stuff. (nt)

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Response to CreekDog (Original post)

Fri Jul 25, 2014, 03:56 PM

3. A reasonable law to support the equal pay act of 1963.

 

More transparency will address the widespread belief that the 51 year old law isn't being enforced.

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