Chris Christie Signs Equal Pay Bill Into Law Which Mirrors the Paycheck Fairness Act. Meanwhile; in Louisiana, Bobby Jindal Signs An Equal Pay for State Workers ONLY Bill!

This past spring, Louisiana State Legislators HYPED the passage of their Fair Pay for Women Bill which Governor Bobby Jindal signed without reservations (in otherwords, Jindal did not veto the bill, he embrassed it with his signature of approval).  HOWEVER; the final Bill had an amendment which turned the "Louisiana Fair Pay for Women Bill" into a TOTAL FARCE.  The amendment received overwhelming support AND fanfare as only women employed by the State of Louisiana were granted equal pay.

Recently, Governor Chris Christie took a major step in the right direction of EQUAL PAY FOR ALL; not just State workers.

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On Thursday, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) signed a bill into law that would ban salary secrecy for employees who are trying to uncover wage discrimination. It will make it illegal for an employer to retaliate if a worker discloses job information such as title, compensation, or other components if it was made to investigate whether someone is being paid unfairly.

New Jersey’s law mirrors the Paycheck Fairness Act, which has been introduced in Congress and would, among other things, ban retaliation against those who share salary information. Nearly half of all workers are either forbidden or strongly discouraged from sharing that information with each other, making it extremely difficult for women and other groups to root out discrimination.

On average, women still earn just 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, a gap that can’t be explained by how much education a woman earns, what job she takes, the personal choices she makes, or how high she rises in a company.

And even though the first bill President Obama signed into law dealt with the gender wage gap, there’s still much progress to be made. The gap has actually widened recently. A third of women report experiencing discrimination at work, while 13 percent say they were denied a raise because of their gender.

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