Attempts to close the pay gap between women and men by more clearly defining what constitutes pay discrimination. Requires employers to demonstrate that wage differentials between women and men holding the same position and doing the same work stem from factors other than gender. Strengthens penalties for equal pay violations. Prohibits retaliation against workers who inquire about their employer's wage practices and/or disclose their own wages.
What is Senate Bill S. 2199?
Cost of Senate Bill S. 2199
While better than the national average, the White House is guilty of gender discrimination as well, with female White House staffers making 12% less than men.
Paycheck Fairness Act
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
- Not enactedThe President has not signed this bill
- The house has not voted
- The senate has not votedIntroducedApril 1st, 2014