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    Suffolk County passes legislation to reduce gender pay inequality

    By Akanshka Kar On November 30th, Suffolk County county executive Steve Bellone signed legislation that will prohibit employers from asking a job applicant’s current and previous salary in efforts to reduce pay inequality for women and minorities in the workplace. The Restricting Information on Salaries and Earnings (RISE) Act is set to be in effect by June 30, 2019. “As a woman who has irked for decades in corporate, nonprofit and government positions whose applications all included previous salary rise, I was honored to co-sponsor this measure,” Kara Hahn, Suffolk County Legislature (D-5), said. Being the first bill of its kind to be introduced on Long Island, the aim is…