Bloomberg Law
March 27, 2019, 10:00 AM

Democrat-Backed Pay Bias Bill to Get Final House Vote

Tyrone Richardson
Tyrone Richardson

The House March 27 is scheduled to vote on legislation intended to help squelch pay disparities for workers doing the same job.

The Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 7, S. 270) is expected to first draw some partisan debate before the chamber moves for a final vote. Democrats and Republicans have already clashed on the legislation, which would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act to require companies to show that pay disparities among workers doing the same job are based on “bona fide job-related factors” that are “consistent with business necessity.”

The bill has been introduced consistently since the ...

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