Paycheck Fairness Act Tossed
June 10th, 2012 by JBWK
The Senate failed to bring the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act to a vote–not unexpectedly–in what’s been largely seen as an election-year political maneuver.
In basic terms, the bill would shift the burden to the employer to prove gender disparities in wages were based on a legitimate business justification besides discrimination (such as seniority, education, etc.). It also would have prohibited retaliation against employees who discussed their wages with other employees.
There is little chance it will pass if it is reintroduced, at least with the current Congress.
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