Monday, April 07, 2014

Equal Pay Day Legislation

Tuesday is Equal Pay Day, indicating that women must work a year, three months and eight days to earn as much as a man does in a year.  The bipartisan bicameral Women's Health Caucus is sponsoring two bills:

The bills are H.B. 1890 and S.B. 1212. They would update the conditions under which employers could pay different wages because of a factor other than sex. These factors would include specific, job-related attributes such as education, training and experience. The bills would also strengthen anti-retaliation protections for employees attempting to bring a pay-equity lawsuit against their employer and those who share information about their pay.

The group is also distributing an infographic showing the discrepancy between men and women's income in Pennsylvania counties.  It is available at: 

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