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World Cup Crowd Chants 'Equal Pay' For US Women's Soccer Team

Sometimes, the call for pay equity is louder than others. The principle that the U.S. women's national soccer team ought to be paid at least as well as their male counterparts received a very loud endorsement from fans on Sunday. After the women's team won the World Cup for the fourth time, fans in the French stadium began chanting "EQUAL PAY!"

What is Your Current Salary?

There is a growing movement among legislators to ban employers from asking applicants their current or most recent salary.  In Maryland, an employer can ask current salary information, but New York City, Massachusetts, and Philadelphia have recently acted to ban the question. 

Can salary history laws reduce the pay gap and promote workplace equality?

Anyone who has applied for a job has probably had to tell the potential employer how much they earned in their previous jobs, either in the interview process or in an application. Given the current trends, however, it is quite possible employer requests for salary history will become a thing of the past.

Maryland House passes bill strengthening Equal Pay Act

On April 9, 2016, the Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill that enhanced protections for workers across the State. By a 100-36 margin, the House passed a bill that would bar employers from paying employees less on the basis of an employee's sex. In addition, this bill also bars unequal pay on the basis of gender identity. If this bill becomes law, Maryland would be one of the few states to bar unequal pay on the basis of gender identity.

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