Under R.I. equity measure, firms may need wage audit

GET READY: ­Jessica Schachter Jewell, a labor and employment attorney in Nixon Peabody LLP’s Providence office, says all Rhode Island businesses should prepare for the new pay equity law before it goes into ­effect. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
GET READY: ­Jessica Schachter Jewell, a labor and employment attorney in Nixon Peabody LLP’s Providence office, says all Rhode Island businesses should prepare for the new pay equity law before it goes into ­effect. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island’s new pay equity law is still more than a year away from taking effect, but Ocean State businesses should be taking steps to ensure they can meet the requirements, or they may face lawsuits, penalties and fines, local labor lawyers say. Legislation passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Daniel J.…

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