In May we posted an article about two bills designed to combat gender-based pay inequality that were introduced into the New Jersey Assembly. On June 20, 2013, the Assembly approved both bills, however neither bill garnered the 54 votes needed to override a potential veto from Governor Christie.
Bill A-4124, titled the “Unfair Wage Recovery Act” would bring New Jersey law into conformity with the federal Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by providing that each paycheck an employee receives would restart the running of a new statute of limitations period for a pay discrimination claim. The second bill (A-4044), titled the “Wage Transparency Act,” would require state contractors to provide employment and demographic information about certain employees as a condition of receiving a state contract.
Although these bills have passed the Assembly, they still require passage by the Senate before they are presented to Governor Christie to sign into law. Check this blog regularly as we continue to track the progress of these bills.