In Massachusetts, the long, illusive quest for pay equity is taking a new turn.
Back in 1945, Massachusetts became the first state in the country to pass an equal pay law. But today, women in Massachusetts make on average 18 cents on the dollar less than men. African-American and Latina women make about half of what men make.
Over the weekend, an updated pay equity law went into effect — more than 70 years after the first law. The new law tries to clarify what constitutes wage discrimination, and among the law's key provisions is a rule preventing employers from asking potential employees what they made at their previous job.
This segment aired on July 2, 2018.