Updated: August 13, 2020 03:05 PM
Created: August 13, 2020 11:59 AM
ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WHEC) — Monroe County Executive Adam Bello signed an executive order recognizing Black Women's Equal Pay Day on Thursday.
Aug. 13 marks how far into 2020 a black woman must work, in addition to working all of 2019, to make the same amount a white man does in 12 months.
Members of the Pay Equity Coalition joined Bello for the announcement.
The executive order will require all non-governmental county contractors to comply with federal and state equal pay laws.
“This executive order we're signing today creates that accountability that didn't exist before when it came to pay equity laws, and it put monroe county at the forefront of enforcing laws that are on the books to make sure that everybody in our community is treated equally,” Bello said.
Under the order, the Monroe County Law Department will develop a county equal pay certification, to be used by all county offices, departments and administrative units ensuring compliance throughout the contract approval process.
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