Although the Paycheck Fairness Act has passed the U.S. House, its fate in the Senate is doubtful. But employers are being advised to examine their pay practices anyway.
The Act passed the House on a 217-210 vote on April 15, with one Republican joining the Democratic majority in voting for the bill. The purpose of the bill is to reduce gender-based pay discrimination and make employers more accountable.
If enacted, the bill would require employers to justify pay differentials in wage discrimination claims by using “bona fide” factors such as education, training,