Employers are offering creative perks to attract and retain today’s workers.
Plus all the HR resources you need to be more efficient and effective this fall!
Prepare for your exam with the guidance of a SHRM-certified instructor in Boston, Oct. 24-26.
Learn how to make the business case for diversity, October 25-27.
The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) passed the U.S. House of Representatives by a vote of 256 to 163 on January 9, 2009. The legislation, sponsored by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and sponsored in the Senate by former Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY), would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) to give employees new ways to seek damages for gender-based wage discrimination.
SHRM has a strong record of supporting the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act. We vigorously oppose discrimination based on gender, race, religion, color, national origin or sexual orientation.
However, SHRM strongly opposes the Paycheck Fairness Act as currently written because the bill would:
make employers liable for unlimited punitive damages under the FLSA for even unintentional pay disparities. The bill would eliminate current limits for back pay as well as for punitive and compensatory damages on employers.
facilitate class action lawsuits against employers by repealing the requirement that employees must give their written consent to become a party in an Equal Pay Act class action. The Paycheck Fairness Act would automatically include all relevant employees in a class, a provision that would inevitably and dramatically increase the number of plaintiffs in class actions.
restrict an employer’s flexibility to compensate its employees based on current law criteria, such as cost-of-living differences among geographic locations, different work responsibilities within similar job categories or prior salary history.
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Your session has expired. Please log in again before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
CA Resources at Your Fingertips
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 3,200 companies