A new law meant to ensure women and men are paid equally takes effect Jan. 1.
The so-called Paycheck Fairness Act includes a provision that makes it illegal for employers to forbid workers from talking about their salaries.
Retiring state Senator Sylvia Larsen was a key sponsor of the bill and says the law also extends from one to three years the time workers have to file wage discrimination complaints.
“To be underpaid for years on end with no resolution was unfair. I think the Paycheck Fairness Act certainly corrects that problem.”