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Introduced in House (06/23/1993)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Age Discrimination

Title II: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Title III: Disabilities

Title IV: Family and Medical Leave

Title V: Guidelines

Title VI: Effective Date

Congressional Coverage for Discrimination and Family Leave Act - Title I: Age Discrimination - Amends the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (the Act) to cover employees in the House of Representatives and in instrumentalities of the Congress. Authorizes an aggrieved employee to bring a civil action in the appropriate district court against an employing authority or instrumentality of the Congress. Authorizes the court to order such relief, including damages, attorney's fees, and other costs provided by this Act.

Requires the employing authority to reimburse the Federal account of the House with non-Federal funds for any damages paid out of the account on behalf of an aggrieved employee.

Title II: Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 - Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1991 to authorize an employee in the House of Representatives or in an instrumentality of the Congress to bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court against his or her employing authority or the appropriate instrumentality. Authorizes the court to order such relief specified under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Revised Statutes. Limits the aggregate amount of compensatory and punitive damages to $50,000. Authorizes the complaining party to demand a jury trial. Prohibits the court from informing the jury of the dollar limitation imposed under this Act. Authorizes the court to allow the prevailing party a reasonable attorney's fees (including expert witness fees) as part of the costs.

Requires the employing authority to reimburse the Federal account of the House with non-Federal funds for any damages paid out of the account on behalf of an aggrieved employee.

Title III: Disabilities - Amends the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to authorize an employee in the House of Representatives or in an instrumentality of the Congress to bring a civil action in the appropriate district court against his or her employing authority or the appropriate instrumentality. Authorizes the court to order such relief specified under the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Revised Statutes. Limits the aggregate amount of compensatory and punitive damages to $50,000. Authorizes the complaining party to demand a jury trial. Prohibits the court from informing the jury of the dollar limitation imposed under this Act. Authorizes the court to allow the prevailing party a reasonable attorney's fees (including expert witness fees) as part of the costs.

Requires the employing authority to reimburse the Federal account of the House with non-Federal funds for any damages paid out of the account on behalf of an aggrieved employee.

Title IV: Family and Medical Leave - Amends the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 (the Act) to authorize an employee to bring a civil action in the appropriate United States district court against the employee's employing authority or the appropriate instrumentality of the Congress. Authorizes the court to order such relief, including damages, interest, attorney's fees, expert witness fees, and other costs specified by the Act.

Applies the rights and protections under title I of the Act to employees of each instrumentality of the Congress, except for the exemption concerning highly compensated employees.

Title V: Guidelines - Requires implementing guidelines issued by any House committee for this Act to be published in the Congressional Record at least 60 days before such implementation.

Title VI: Effective Date - Makes this Act effective three months after the date of enactment.