91st General Assembly
Summary of HB2267
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Short description: 
FAIR PAY ACT OF 1999                                                       

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Fair Pay Act of 1999.  Provides for several  findings      
   by the General Assembly 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 promulgate rules concerned      
   with 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 of the action to be paid by the employer in the      
   event  that  the  employee  wins  his  or  her  law  suit   for   wage      
   discrimination.    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: 01-01-09

           Location: House

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


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