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Maryland Passes One of Nation’s Most Expansive Equal Pay Laws

05/24/2016

Seyfarth Synopsis:  Maryland Governor Hogan has signed into law a new pay equity bill that strengthens protection against pay discrimination in the workplace, and prohibits employers from providing less favorable employment opportunities because of sex or gender identity. 
 
Maryland has joined states such as California and New York by passing one of the country’s most aggressive equal pay laws. Governor Hogan signed Senate Bill 481 (cross- filed with House Bill 1003) on Thursday, April 19, 2016.  The law will go into effect in October.
 
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