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More than 1 in 4 U.S. workers covered by pay transparency laws

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These are: Alaska, D.C., Georgia, Hawaii, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.

If these bills are passed, nearly 38.8 million additional people or an additional 23% of the U.S. labor force, would benefit.

Again, women will be well represented, according to the law center: “Nearly 18.5 million of these people are women, including over 11.7 million white, non-Hispanic women, over 2.6 million Black women, nearly 2 million Latinas, nearly 1.2 million Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander women, and over 120,000 Native women. They also include over 6 million mothers, over 2 million single mothers, over 1.4 million women in poverty, and nearly 12,000 women with disabilities.

“With the addition of these women, 49.7% of women in the U.S. labor force would be covered by state pay range transparency laws.”

While 70% of companies consider achieving pay equity as critical to their business success, only five percent are getting it right, according to a previous report.

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