What’s next for wage equality? More wage transparency laws. Across the country, multiple states and cities have passed or are currently considering legislation which would require employers to offer prospective workers more information about their compensation. The laws may give female workers more bargaining power, while drawing attention to differences in salaries between different workers, according to the New Jersey Law Journal.

Currently, seven states have wage transparency legislation on the books. Colorado was the first state to pass such a law, when, in 2021, the Equal Pay for Equal Work act went into effect. Other states with similar laws include California, Connecticut, Maryland, Nevada, Rhode Island, and Washington. Some cities have also passed wage transparency legislation, including New York City, Jersey City, and Cincinnati. 

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