wage gap

Dems again target wage gap in upcoming bill

BY: - August 6, 2021

In an attempt to make workplace equity an incentive rather than a punishment, two Democratic legislators are bringing a wage gap bill back to the Ohio Statehouse. The legislation introduced on Thursday would create an application program for businesses to receive the designation of “Fair Paycheck Workplace.” By submitting payroll records and average earnings and […]

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Salary history bans can impact wage gap

BY: - February 25, 2021

Last week, Canal Winchester State Senator Tina Maharath introduced a bill to the Ohio State Senate to prohibit employers from asking about applicants’ salary histories. Applicant salary history has become a flashpoint in conversations about what can be done to close the gender pay gap. The argument is that past salary history can be a […]

Equal pay, gender equity back in the legislature

BY: - December 7, 2020

The issue of gender pay equity has come up yet again in the Ohio Statehouse, after multiple previous attempts to bring the measure to a vote. State Rep. Stephanie Howse, D-Cleveland, introduced a bill called the Equal Pay Act and one that creates a gender pay equity task force this week, marking the sixth time […]