Christie faces decision on gender-equality legislation

The next chapter in an ongoing disagreement between Republican Gov. Chris Christie and the Democrat-led Legislature over gender equality legislation is about to be written.

Christie faces a Monday deadline to act on legislation that would require New Jersey employers to pay workers who do a substantially similar same job equally, regardless of their sex.

In 2014, he rejected two separate gender-pay bills. One required equal pay for equal work by state contractors and called on them to report wage data to the state, which Christie called burdensome.

Another allowed for the statute of limitations for pay discrimination to restart with each paycheck.

The bill before Christie includes both of those provisions.

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