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NH Sen Sanborn Statement on signing of Equal Pay update 

The New Hampshire Senate

Republican Majority Office

 

SB 207 had unanimous support in NH Senate

 

Concord, NH – Senator Andy Sanborn (R-Bedford) issued the following statement following today’s ceremonial signing of SB 207, updating New Hampshire’s Equal Pay law:

 

“As Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, I am proud to have worked closely with Democrat Senator Sylvia Larsen, the New Hampshire Department of Labor, the New Hampshire Commission on Human Rights, and our state’s business community over the past several months to craft a comprehensive review to New Hampshire’s long-standing Equal Pay law. Originally passed by the Republican-led legislature in 1943, and last updated ten years ago, it was time to re-examine and re-codify the protections we provide for women in the workplace.  The amendment to SB 207 that I wrote with Democratic Senator David Pierce brings clarity to our Equal Pay statute, makes it consistent with federal labor laws and regulations, provides employers and employees clear guidance on ensuring equal pay for equal work, and improves both the resources for employees who believe the law has been violated and for our state agencies to track complaints. I’m proud to have played a part in getting this Equal Pay update to the Governor’s desk with unanimous Senate support, and I join the rest of the Senate in thanking her for signing it into law.”

 

 

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