Equal Pay Bill Clears First House Hearing

Bill proponents testify about importance of closing gaps in federal equal pay law

The Equal Pay for Equal Work Act cleared its first hurdle in the Colorado House Wednesday evening. The bill seemed to have an easier path through the House committee, passing on a 7-3 vote, than it did in its contentious Senate Judiciary Committee hearing earlier in the session. Reps. Janet Buckner and Serena Gonzales-Gutierrez are carrying it through the House. With the measure at its heart about employers’ legal obligations for paying employees equally, much of the testimony focused on the legal nuances of how pay discrimination cases can play out in practice. Attorney Charlotte Sweeney,

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