Alabama is the latest state to enact legislation requiring equal pay for men and women. Governor Kay Ivey signed the Alabama state equal pay act into law last month. The law also prohibits employers from pay discrimination based on race.
Alabama House Bill 225 was sponsored by Representative Adline Clarke (D-Mobile). The House of Representatives voted 99-0 to accept a Senate change to the bill and move the legislation to the governor for her signature.
Prior to the signing, Alabama was one of just two states that did not have equal pay protection under state law. Neighbor Mississippi now is the remaining state without such a law on its books.