📝 Mississippi's bill, which largely mirrors the Federal Equal Pay Act, has been signed into law by the governor and will take effect July 1, 2022.
✅ Requires employers to pay employees without regard to sex and encourages equal pay for equal work.
📌 It's important to note that the bill does not prohibit employers from requesting or relying on salary history, reviewing continuity of an employee's employment or an employee's attempts to negotiate wages. Additionally, there are no pay transparency requirements (like range disclosures to applicants).
❌ You cannot inquire about salary history (applicable for city employers only)
The following sites provide additional resources and information.
H.B. 770 (Legislature)
Mississippi Pay Equity Bill Crosses Finish Line (The National Law Review, April 22, 2022)
Jackson ordinance: Don’t ask salary history for city jobs (AP News, May 16, 2019)
Jackson passes equal pay law. Will it change anything? (Clarion Ledger, May 16, 2019)
The resources available here are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice or opinions. For legal advice, please consult with your employment counsel directly.