House Passes Equal Pay Bills

The U.S. House of Representatives has approved two pieces of
legislation that proponents say will boost protections against gender
discrimination in compensation. The first, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay
Act of 2009, would amend the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to declare that
an unlawful employment practice occurs when (1) a discriminatory
compensation decision or other practice is adopted; (2) an individual
becomes subject to the decision or practice; or (3) an individual is
affected by application of the decision or practice, including each
time compensation is paid. The House also voted 256-163 in favor of
legislation that would amend the Equal Pay Act. The legislation would
revise exceptions to prohibitions against sex discrimination in
compensation and allow employees (and the Department of Labor) to
recover compensatory and punitive damages from an employer with
discriminatory pay practices. If either or both of these bills become
law, we’ll have the full story for you in a future issue of CEA.

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