Approval today of legislation addressing gender-based pay inequity is the result of discussions and compromise between multiple parties including, the business community, Democratic and Republican legislative leadership, and the governor's office, and we thank them all for their commitment to forge a consensus.

While this is a significant change to the hiring process in Connecticut, employers understand the need to address this issue and are willing to do their part.

This bill will make pay equity more attainable, while minimally impacting the ability of Connecticut companies to compete.

As the final weeks of this legislative session approach, we look forward to working with legislators on other issues that impact the business community, job creation, and economic growth.

CBIA is Connecticut's largest business organization, with thousands of member companies, small and large, representing a diverse range of industries from every part of the state. For more information, please email or call Meaghan MacDonald (860.244.1957).