S. 766 (110th): Paycheck Fairness Act

Mar 06, 2007 (110th Congress, 2007–2009)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 1338 (same title)
Passed House — Jul 31, 2008

Hillary Clinton
Senator from New York
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Mar 06, 2007
21 pages
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S. 841 (109th) was a previous version of this bill.

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S. 182 (111th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Reported by Committee
Last Action: Jan 09, 2009


This bill was introduced on March 6, 2007, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced Mar 06, 2007
Referred to Committee Mar 06, 2007
Full Title

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies of victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.


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Paycheck Fairness Act - Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for and enforcement of prohibitions against sex discrimination in the payment of wages to: (1) add nonretaliation requirements; (2) increase penalties; and (3) authorize the Secretary of Labor (the Secretary) to seek additional compensatory or punitive damages.
Requires the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to train EEOC employees and affected individuals and entities on matters involving wage discrimination.
Authorizes the Secretary to make grants to eligible entities for negotiation skills training programs for girls and women.
Directs the Secretaries of Labor and Education to issue regulations or policy guidance to integrate such training into certain programs under their Departments. Directs the Secretary to provide for certain studies, information, national summit, and guidelines, awards, and assistance for employer evaluations of job categories based on objective criteria.
Establishes the Secretary of Labor's National Award for Pay Equity in the Workplace. Amends the Civil Rights Act of 1964 to require the EEOC to collect certain pay information.
(1) the Commissioner of Labor Statistics to collect data on woman workers in the Current Employment Statistics survey;
(2) the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to use specified types of methods in investigating compensation discrimination and in enforcing pay equity; and
(3) the Secretary to make accurate information on compensation discrimination readily available to the public.

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