Paycheck Fairness Act Update
Reintroduced in the Senate
On September 14, 2010, the Paycheck Fairness Act was reintroduced by Senator Harry Reid (D-NV). He introduced this bill with 13 cosponsors in an effort to return to the legislation that has been held up in the Senate since January, 2009. Former Senator Hilary Clinton originally introduced this bill.
This reintroduced Paycheck Fairness Act would amend portions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). In an article written by Littler, the Governmental Affairs Team, the White House recently urged the bill's passage during a forum on work and family issues, calling it "a common-sense bill that will help ensure that men and women who do equal work receive the equal pay that they and their families deserve." Littler went on to say that the reintroduced Paycheck Fairness Act is on the Senate calendar. However, the timing of its consideration is uncertain.
If you would like to learn more about the potential impact this issue could have on employers, please review the "Paycheck Fairness Act Reintroduced in Senate", written by Ilyse Schuman with Littler.