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What is the Paycheck Fairness Act?

Posted by Eric Kingsley | Jul 07, 2013 | 0 Comments

The Paycheck Fairness Act would strengthen the Equal Pay Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act would update the Equal Pay Act, passed 50 years ago, to close loopholes and create stronger incentives to prevent gender pay discrimination.  Although, The Paycheck Fairness Act has been presented and rejected by the Senate on more than one occasion, there is hope that one day the legislation will be passed.

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Here's what the Paycheck Fairness Act would do:

  1. Allow employees to share and discuss salary information with their co-workers.
  2. Allow women who take legal action to be awarded punitive damages.
  3. Businesses would have to provide legitimate,  job related reasons for wage gaps.
  4. Grant additional investigation and enforcement abilities to the Department of Labor and EEOC.
  5. Recognize employers with fair pay practices.
  6. Create a negotiation training program for women.
  7. Require the Labor Department  to increase its assistance to businesses to help eliminate wage gaps.

Fighting For Your Rights

Dealing with an unfair employer can be difficult—even frightening. It may feel like your employer holds all the cards and that by standing up for your rights, you are risking your job. It can take a lot of bravery to stand up to an employer who refuses to pay fair wages or overtime, or who requires employees to work under unsafe conditions or without adequate rest periods. The Los Angeles labor attorneys at Kingsley & Kingsley are here to make it easier for you to stand up for your rights.

Additional Resources:

 How the Equal Pay Act Protects You

Paycheck Fairness Act Vote Blocked By House GOP

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Eric Kingsley

In practice since 1996, attorney and firm co-founder Eric B. Kingsley has litigated complex cases and authored numerous appellate briefs in both state and federal court on behalf of the California law firm of Kingsley & Kingsley, including over 150 class actions. Mr. Kingsley concentrates his pra...

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