S. 168: Fair Pay Act of 2013

Introduced:
Jan 29, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Thomas “Tom” Harkin
Junior Senator from Iowa
Party
Democrat
Text
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Last Updated
Jan 29, 2013
Length
17 pages
Related Bills
S. 788 (112th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 2011

H.R. 438 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 29, 2013

 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on January 29, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Jan 29, 2013
Referred to Committee Jan 29, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

7% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Full Title

A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin, and for other purposes.

Summary

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Cosponsors
10 cosponsors (10D) (show)
Committees

Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

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Library of Congress Summary

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1/29/2013--Introduced.
Fair Pay Act of 2013 - Amends the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to prohibit discrimination in the payment of wages on account of sex, race, or national origin. (Allows payment of different wages under seniority systems, merit systems, systems that measure earnings by quantity or quality of production, or differentials based on bona fide factors that the employer demonstrates are job-related or further legitimate business interests.)
Prohibits the discharge of, or any other discrimination against, an individual for opposing any act or practice made unlawful by this Act, or for assisting in an investigation or proceeding under it.
Directs courts, in any action brought under this Act for violation of such prohibition, to allow expert fees as part of the costs awarded to prevailing plaintiffs.
Allows any such action to be maintained as a class action.
Directs the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) to:
(1) undertake studies and provide information and technical assistance to employers, labor organizations, and the general public concerning effective means available to implement this Act; and
(2) carry on a continuing program of research, education, and technical assistance with specified components related to the purposes of this Act. Makes conforming amendments relating to congressional and executive branch employees to the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 and the Presidential and Executive Office Accountability Act.

House Republican Conference Summary

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