Alabama State Laws
Additional State Laws
Effective August 1, 2019A Bill To Prohibit Wage Discrimination
Governor Kay Ivey signed House Bill 225 (HB225) on June 11, 2019. It prohibits employers from “paying any of its employees at wage rates less than those paid to employees of another sex or race for substantially similar work when viewed as a composite of skill, effort, and responsibility, as specified.”
HB225 requires Alabama employers to:
There are exceptions to this law. Employers may offer varying wages based on:
However, if an employee can demonstrate that an alternative business practice would serve the same purpose without producing the wage differential, then these exceptions no longer apply.