U.S. House of Representatives scheduled to vote on ‘Gender Pay Equity Bill’ this week

Congress Capitol Building At Capitol Hill In Washington Dc Sunny Day Picture Id1140498820By Madi Hawkins /ASA

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. House of Representatives is slated to vote this week on H.R. 7, a bill that would seek to address gender wage discrimination.

If passed, this legislation would require employers to demonstrate that any gap in wages between a male and female employee was due to job performance rather than gender.

Additionally, this legislation would bar employers from retaliating against employees for sharing salary information among other employees, prohibit an employer from inquiring about a potential employee’s wage history, and create a grant program to train and educate women about salary negotiations and wage discrimination.

To read an analysis of this bill, click here.

To read the bill text, click here.

Madi HeadshotMadi Hawkins serves as a Legislative Analyst in the Automotive Service Association’s Washington, D.C. office.  She is a graduate of Vanderbilt University with a major in Public Policy Studies.  Madi is originally from Austin, Texas, where she was born and raised, but now resides in Washington, D.C.