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NH Senate passes pay equity bill

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CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The New Hampshire Senate has voted unanimously in favor of a bill that addresses pay equity between men and women.

The Senate voted 23-0 on Thursday for the Paycheck Fairness Act.

Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Andy Sanborn, a Bedford Republican, said the bill restates the responsibility employers have to pay men and women equal wages for equal work, further protects employees' rights to discuss wage information with co-workers, and strengthens non-retaliation laws to protect employees who see fit to file a claim under the law.

The measure now heads to the House.

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