92nd General Assembly
Summary of HB0848
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Short description: 
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

           Location: House

 Amendments to Bill: AMENDMENTS ADOPTED: HOUSE -   0     SENATE -   0


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