NWLC Applauds Move to Advance Pay Equity for Federal Employees

The following is a statement from Emily Martin, Vice President for Education and Workplace Justice at the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC):

“As the nation’s largest employer, the federal government is raising the bar for pay equity by moving forward in banning the use and ending reliance on salary history in setting pay for federal workers. When your pay in a new job is based on how much you made before, pay discrimination can stalk you throughout your career. Closing the door on salary history in pay setting marks a significant step in closing race and gender pay gaps, which is especially critical for raising the pay of women of color. Now, Congress needs to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to ensure that all workers enjoy these protections.”