STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. A package of women's equality bills signed into law in Albany on Wednesday includes laws on pay equity and human trafficking that Sens. Diane Savino and Andrew Lanza have for years been passing in the Senate, only to see the bills die in the Assembly.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the package of eight bills into law after they passed last session in the state Legislature.
The bill, sponsored by Savino (DNorth Shore/Brooklyn), ensures pay equity for women by prohibiting employers from paying women less for doing the same work as men.