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2017 Regular Session
Overview
At the request of:
Chief Sponsors: Senator Dembrow, Taylor, Representative Lininger, Bynum, Lively
Regular Sponsors: Senator Gelser, Representative Alonso Leon, Piluso, Power, Smith Warner, Sollman
Bill Title: Relating to pay equity.
Catchline/Summary: Provides definitions relating to comparable work for purposes of pay equity provisions.
Makes unlawful employment practice to discriminate in the payment of wages against employee on basis of protected class. Makes unlawful employment practice to screen job applicants based on salary history, to base salary decision on salary history and to seek salary history information from applicant for employment other than after making offer of employment. Requires employer to demonstrate business necessity for pay differentials that are not based on merit, seniority, piece-rate or production-based work. Extends time limitation to bring certain pay equity claims by making each subsequent payroll action that is based on underlying pay equity violation actionable. Extends tort claim notice requirement from 180 days to one year for public employee to give notice of certain pay equity violations. Adds additional remedies for pay equity and wage-related violations that include right to jury trial and right to compensatory and punitive damages. Protects seniority rights for employee who uses sick leave or medical leave.
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Fiscal Impact: May Have Fiscal Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Revenue Impact: May Have Revenue Impact, But No Statement Yet Issued
Measure Analysis: Staff Measure Summary / Impact Statements
Current Location: In Senate Committee
Current Committee: Senate Committee On Workforce
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