Commission for Women Presents Panel on Equal Pay

The Melrose Commission for Women is excited to host a discussion panel “Achieving Equal Pay and What You Need to Know” on April 27, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Melrose High School (360 Lynn Fells Parkway) in the Learning Commons space on the second floor.

Last September, the recently established Melrose Commission for Women sought input from the community at the Victorian Fair for topics of particular importance to women in the community. Understandably, there were inquiries about the new Equal Pay Law which just been signed into law by Governor Baker just months before in August of 2016 and is due to go into effect on July 1, 2018.

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Coalition and MassNOW will bring this panel discussion to us. The proposed topics will include why this new legislation was enacted, what inequities in the workplace prompted this legislation, and what specifics both employers and employees need to know about the new law. Currently scheduled to be on the panel: Katie Donovan, Equal Pay Consultant, AAUW; Elizabeth A. Hart, Executive Director, Tailored for Success, Inc.; a representative from the Attorney General’s Office; and a lawyer from the Women’s Bar Association. We hope that after attending this panel discussion, both employers and employees gain a better understanding of employee rights before the law goes into effect next year.

You may register for the event at

Additional Panels to SAVE the DATE!!!

Women’s Economic Empowerment Series, May 4, 7-9 (Learning Commons) AND May 11, 7-9 (Learning Commons)

The Women’s Economic Empowerment series consists of free educational sessions discussing wage negotiation, money management, retirement, and investment strategies. This event is cosponsored by the MA State Treasurer’s Office and AAUW

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