92nd General Assembly
Summary of SB0135
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Short description: 
EQUAL PAY ACT                                                              

Synopsis of Bill as introduced:
        Creates the Equal Pay Act of 2001.  Provides that no employer may      
   discriminate between employees on the basis of  sex  by  paying  wages      
   solely  on  the  basis of the employee's gender. Prohibits retaliatory      
   discharge or discrimination against an employee on the  basis  of  the      
   employee's use of the Act and provides for penalties for violations of      
   the  Act, including a Class B misdemeanor for retaliatory discharge or      
   discrimination by the employer.  Provides that the Director  of  Labor      
   shall  administer  and  enforce  the Act. Provides that every employer      
   subject to the Act shall preserve specified records for not less  than      
   3  years. Provides that every employer covered by the Act shall post a      
   notice summarizing the requirements of the  Act.   Provides  that  the      
   Department  of  Labor  shall  conduct  ongoing  outreach and education      
   efforts concerning the Act.                                                 
Last action on Bill: SESSION SINE DIE

   Last action date: JAN-07-2003

           Location: Senate

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


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