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Amendments to H.R. 7 - Paycheck Fairness Act

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Washington, March 27, 2019 | comments
Foxx (R-NC) - Amendment No. 1 - Strikes Section 8 relating to the collection by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission of pay information and other employment-related data (including hiring, termination, and promotion data) disaggregated by the sex, race, and national origin of employees.
Rejected Voice Y N     

Torres (D-CA) - Amendment No. 2 - Recognizes the severity of the gender wage gap for girls and women of color.
Adopted Voice Y      N
Torres (D-CA) - Amendment No. 3 - Highlights the gender pay gap’s impact on women and girls of color during research and education efforts conducted by the Secretary of Labor.
Adopted Voice Y      N
Byrne (R-AL) - Amendment No. 4 - Clarifies that the “any other factor other than sex” defense in the Equal Pay Act means “a bona fide business-related reason other than sex.” Strikes Section 3(a)(B) relating to the application of the factor other than sex defense to an Equal Pay Act claim.
Rejected Voice Y N    
Jayapal (D-WA) [on behalf of Waters (D-CA)] - Amendment No. 5 - Clarifies that the studies conducted by the Department of Labor concerning the elimination of pay disparities between men and women must include information about, and an analysis of, women of all racial and ethnic backgrounds.
Passed Voice Y     N
Vargas (D-CA) - Amendment No. 6 - Prohibits an employer when determining salary from considering: 1) leave used to care for children; or 2) whether or not an employee has children.
Not Offered Y N
Beyer (D-VA) - Amendment No. 7 - Exempts employers with fewer than 100 employees from reporting compensation data under Section 8 of this Act.
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Lawrence (D-MI) - Amendment No. 8 - Requires the Department of Labor to conduct a study on the gender pay gap in the teenage workforce and provide recommendations for how to address the gap.
Passed Voice Y      N
Brown (D-MD) - Amendment No. 9 - Makes it unlawful to discriminate against an employee for inquiring or discussing with the employer why the wages of the employee are set at a certain rate or salary.
Passed Voice Y      N
Recognizes the severity of the gender wage gap for girls and women of color.
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