Mayor Broome creates equal pay commission

Mayor Sharon Weston Broome speaks at the 88th U.S. Conference of Mayors Winter Meeting in January 2020. (Photo by Tom Williams / CQ Roll Call via AP Images)

East Baton Rouge Parish Mayor-President Sharon Weston Broome has created the Town-Parish Equal Pay Commission to “promote pay equity among area employers,” Broome’s office announced today.

Broome says the commission will begin meeting next year and will be responsible for:

  • Work with businesses and educational institutions to develop and maintain best practices to encourage pay equity.
  • Encourage employers to implement equal pay.
  • Make companies aware of the importance of pay equity.
  • Study and report on equal pay trends, including trends from comparable cities, to identify and implement best practices in the parish.
  • Identify and recognize employers who implement equal pay practices.
  • Work to make Bâton Rouge a model city in terms of pay equity.
  • Develop and submit to Broome a comprehensive strategy on best practices in equal pay for employers.
  • Establish and develop partnerships with public and private entities to raise awareness of equal pay.

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