All Information (Except Text) for S.270 - Paycheck Fairness Act116th Congress (2019-2020)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA] (Introduced 01/30/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/30/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (All Actions)|
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Short Title(s) as Introduced
Paycheck Fairness Act
Actions Overview (1)
|01/30/2019||Introduced in Senate|
All Actions (1)
|01/30/2019||Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.|
Action By: Senate
|Committee / Subcommittee||Date||Activity||Related Documents|
|Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions||01/30/2019||Referred to|
Subject — Policy Area:
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- Administrative law and regulatory procedures
- Civil actions and liability
- Contracts and agency
- Department of Education
- Department of Labor
- Employee hiring
- Employment discrimination and employee rights
- Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
- Government information and archives
- Government studies and investigations
- Labor standards
- Public contracts and procurement
- Racial and ethnic relations
- Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
- Small business
- Wages and earnings
- Women's employment
Latest Summary (1)
Introduced in Senate (01/30/2019)
Paycheck Fairness Act
This bill addresses wage discrimination on the basis of sex. It amends equal pay provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to (1) restrict the use of the bona fide factor defense to wage discrimination claims, (2) enhance nonretaliation prohibitions, (3) make it unlawful to require an employee to sign a contract or waiver prohibiting the employee from disclosing information about the employee's wages, and (4) increase civil penalties for violations of equal pay provisions.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs shall train EEOC employees and other affected parties on wage discrimination.
The bill directs the Department of Labor to: (1) establish and carry out a grant program for negotiation skills training for girls and women, (2) conduct studies to eliminate pay disparities between men and women, and (3) make available information on wage discrimination to assist the public in understanding and addressing such discrimination.
The Secretary of Labor's National Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace is established for an employer who has made a substantial effort to eliminate pay disparities between men and women.
The bill requires the EEOC to issue regulations for collecting from employers compensation and other employment data according to the sex, race, and national origin of employees for use in enforcing laws prohibiting pay discrimination.