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Paycheck Fairness Act
AFSCME 2008 House Scorecard description The House approved the Paycheck Fairness A The House approved the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338), which would make it easier for women to seek legal remedies when they suspect that they have been victims of wage discrimination. The bill makes it clear that men and women should be paid equally for equal work and removes caps on the compensation a victim can receive from a discrimination lawsuit. can receive from a discrimination lawsuit.
AFSCME 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
AFSCME 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.afscme.org/legislation-politics/19812.cfm +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard description On July 31, 2008, the House passed the Pay On July 31, 2008, the House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 1338) by a vote of 247 to 178. The ACLU supported this legislation, which would amend the Equal Pay Act, one of the most important laws addressing pay discrimination. In particular, it would strengthen the Act by requiring employers to demonstrate that wage differences among employees are not based on gender, strengthening penalties for violations, bolstering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ability to handle pay discrimination cases, and requiring the EEOC to develop regulations directing employers to collect wage data of employees, reported by race, sex and national origin. reported by race, sex and national origin.
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard position Aye +
American Civil Liberties Union 2007 House Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard description On January 9, 2009, the House defeated a m On January 9, 2009, the House defeated a motion to recommit the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) by a vote of 240 to 178. The ACLU opposed the motion to recommit, which would have placed a cap on the attorneys' fees a prevailing plaintiff could receive under the Equal Pay Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is intended to strengthen the Equal Pay Act, not limit the ability of those suffering pay discrimination to get the legal help necessary to ensure they receive their rightfully earned wages. hey receive their rightfully earned wages. , On January 9, 2009, the House passed the P On January 9, 2009, the House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) by a vote of 256 to 163. The ACLU supported this legislation, which would amend the Equal Pay Act, one of the most important laws addressing pay discrimination. In particular, it would strengthen the Act by requiring employers to demonstrate that wage differences among employees, who hold the same position and do the same work, stem from factors other than sex; strengthening penalties for violations; bolstering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ability to handle pay discrimination cases; and requiring the EEOC to develop regulations directing employers to collect wage data of employees, reported by race, sex and national origin. reported by race, sex and national origin.
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard position Nay + , Aye +
American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard source Http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard description Passage of a bill to allow women who are p Passage of a bill to allow women who are paid less than their male counterparts to bring suits against their employers and receive compensation within 180 days of receiving the last discriminatory paycheck. Employers seeking to justify unequal pay would have to prove that disparities are job-related and required by a business necessity. Workers winning wage discrimination cases could collect compensatory damages, and punitive damages, if they can prove intentional discrimination. In effect, the bill would undo the Supreme Court Ledbetter decision undo the Supreme Court Ledbetter decision
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.adaction.org/pages/publications/voting-records.php +
Bill of vote Paycheck Fairness Act +
Chamber 111th United States Congress +
Congress number 110th + , 111th +
Modification date
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard description Facilitate lawsuits for women to challenge wage discrimination. July 31. (247-178)
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard position Aye +
National Journal 2008 House Scorecard source Http://www.nationaljournal.com/njmagazine/cs 20090228 4813.php +
Roll call number 556 + , 7 + , 8 +
Scorecard vote American Civil Liberties Union 2007-2008 House Scorecard + , AFSCME 2008 House Scorecard + , Americans for Democratic Action 2008 House Scorecard + , National Journal 2008 House Scorecard +
Session number 2 + , 1 +
Categories Congresspedia  + , Economic Policy (U.S.)  + , U.S. legislation  + , Record votes  +
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Paycheck Fairness Act + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 556, 110th Congress, Session 2 + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 7, 111th Congress, Session 1 + , U.S. House of Representatives record vote 8, 111th Congress, Session 1 + Bill of vote
 

 

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