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More requirements could be coming on equal pay law

Colorado employers who have been operating under increased transparency rules regarding how they post and interview for new jobs may have to work under even more requirements going forward if a bill coming for its first committee vote on Tuesday passes.

Senate Bill 105, sponsored by Democratic Sens. Jessie Danielson of Wheat Ridge and Janet Buckner of Aurora, comes after employers have complained since its 2021 implementation about the effects of Senate Bill 19-085, which was an effort to increase pay transparency and decrease the pay gap between male and female workers. Major changes created by the Equal Pay for Equal Work Act included requirements for employers to list the salary range of available jobs and post open jobs to every worker in a company, plus a ban on employers asking applicants what they made at their previous position.

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