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Titles (2)

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Short Titles as Introduced

Fairness for Working Families Act

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Official Title as Introduced

To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to allow compensatory and punitive damages for violations of the anti-discrimination provision of such Act and to provide additional resources to the Secretary of Labor to do studies and outreach on pay disparities.

Actions Overview (1)

04/30/1998Introduced in House

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04/30/1998Referred to the House Committee on Education and the Workforce.
Action By: House of Representatives
04/30/1998Introduced in House
Action By: House of Representatives

Cosponsors (1)

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CosponsorDate Cosponsored
Rep. Slaughter, Louise McIntosh [D-NY-28]* 04/30/1998

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House Education and the Workforce04/30/1998 Referred to

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Introduced in House (04/30/1998)

Fairness for Working Families Act - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) to provide for enhanced enforcement of equal pay requirements (also known as the Equal Pay Act of 1963). Increases penalties for violations of such requirements. Provides for the Secretary of Labor to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages in such cases.

Directs the Secretary to conduct studies and provide information to employers, labor organizations, and the general public concerning the means available to eliminate pay disparities between men and women, including convening a national summit and carrying out other specified activities. Authorizes appropriations.