AUDIO: Olsen Talks About Support of Equal Pay Legislation

State Representative David S. Olsen of Downers Grove joined a bipartisan coalition of lawmakers last week in approving legislation that should help close the gender pay gap that exists between men and women in the Illinois workplace.

In an interview after the vote, Olsen explained that in spite of the Equal Pay Act of 2003, a wage gap still exists between women and men in the workplace. HB 2462 would strengthen the Act by prohibiting employers from asking job applicants about their previous salary history, including benefit and other compensation costs.

You can listen to the interview here.

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