Pay Equity Laws By State

Pay Equity Laws By State

In 1963, the federal government implemented the Equal Pay Act with the intention of abolishing wage disparity based on sex. Since then, 42 states have expanded upon that law to further protect women and other protected classes from wage discrimination. 

However, not all state-level pay equity laws are created equal. While states like California, New York, Maryland and Massachusetts have some of the strictest equal pay laws in the country, many states, such as Arizona and Florida, have only minimal protections. 

Click through our interactive presentation to learn more about the equal pay laws in each state.  Only interested in learning about a particular state? Simply click on the state itself to view it's stance on equal pay.


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