CURRIE-SOTO-LANG-FRITCHEY-GRANBERG, HAMOS, SCULLY AND DAVIS,MONIQUE.
FAIR PAY ACT
Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
Creates the Fair Pay Act of 2001. Contains findings concerning
the existence of wage differentials and discrimination in wage-setting
practices. Provides that it is unlawful for an employer to
discriminate between employees on the basis of sex, race, or national
origin by paying different wages based on sex, race, or national
origin. Prohibits an employer from reducing the wages of any employee
to come into compliance with the Act. Provides that the Department of
Labor shall adopt rules concerning wage discrimination by employers
not later than 120 days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
Provides for remedies and enforcement of wage discrimination by an
employer, including the court ordered award of reasonable attorney's
fees, reasonable expert witness fees, and other costs to be paid by
the employer if the employee wins a wage discrimination suit. Requires
the Department of Labor to receive, investigate, and attempt to
resolve complaints of violations of the Act. Effective immediately.
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE
Last action date: JAN-07-2003
Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE - 0 SENATE - 0
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