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HR 11 - Employment Discrimination Law Amendments - Key Vote

National Key Votes

John Sarbanes voted Yea (Passage) on this Legislation.

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Legislation - Bill Passed (House) (247-171) - (Key vote)

Title: Employment Discrimination Law Amendments

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a bill that redefines unlawful employment laws and counts each paycheck as an offense if a salary is ruled as discriminatory.

  • Changes the current unlawful employment discrimination laws to include the adoption of discriminatory compensation decisions or practices, including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation is paid, and when an individual is subjected to or affected by such practices (Secs. 3 - 5).
  • Allows the recovery of back pay for up to two years prior to the complaint in addition to existing penalties (Sec. 3).
  • Prohibits employer retaliation against employees who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their own wage or that of another employee (Sec. 203).
  • Increases penalties against a discriminatory employer including compensation of legal fees and liability for punitive damages against an employee (Sec. 203).
  • Issues grant money for salary negotiation skills training for girls and women (Sec. 205).


HR 11 was passed and then amended into SB 181 for further action

Legislation - Introduced (House) -

Title: Employment Discrimination Law Amendments


  • George Miller (CA - D) (Out Of Office)


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