This small-city Virginia government may have solved the pay gap

Employers are discovering a “real value in being seen as a place that pays women and men fairly,” said Emily Martin, the general counsel and vice president for workplace justice for the Washington-based National Women’s Law Center.

She said that cities across the nation are conducting their own pay-gap studies, either for the local government workforce or the public and private sectors. Those include Seattle and Spokane, Wash.; San Francisco; Albuquerque; Austin; Boston; New York City; and Washington.