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Federal Legislation

The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R.7; S.270) was reintroduced in 2019. It has 239 House cosponsors and 46 Senate cosponsors. (see www.congress.gov)

The Paycheck Fairness Act includes increasing the penalties for violations of the Equal Pay Act and other federal laws against discrimination in compensation. A major problem in closing the women's wage gap is the lack of motivation for employers to follow the laws, because the penalties are not sufficient and enforcement is not effective.

More information on equal pay legislation can be obtained from the National Committee on Pay Equity. Email fairpay@pay-equity.org

State Legislation

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California's 2015 Fair Pay Act (SB358) is now incorporated into state law as Section 1197.5 of the Labor Code.