H.R. 7 - Paycheck Fairness Act

Bill Text

    Text of H.R. 7 PDF XML

    (as reported by the Committee on Education and Labor)

    H. Rept. 117-13 PDF

    Report from the Committee on Education and Labor to accompany H.R. 7

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Greene (GA)RepublicanStrikes the authorization of appropriations in section 10.Submitted
2Version 1Greene (GA)RepublicanStrikes severability clause from the bill.Submitted
3Version 1Torres, Ritchie (NY)DemocratRequires a review on the gender wage gap in the teenage workforce.Submitted
4Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Labor to establish a program to award contracts and grants for the purpose of training employers about the role that salary negotiation and other inconsistent wage setting practices can have on allowing bias to enter compensation. Specifically, the training programs will provide guidance on the structural issues and disadvantages women and people of color face. They will also assist employers in examining the impact of a range of practices on opportunities, including self-auditing to identify structural issues that allow bias and inequity to enter compensation and internal equity among workers with similar skills, effort, responsibility and working conditions - among other things.Submitted
5Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratGives priority to eligible entities that are school districts with a student base that are lower-income or receive Title 1 funding under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act in awarding grants for negotiations skills training.Submitted
6Version 1Ocasio-Cortez (NY)DemocratAdds to the research and studies a requirement to conduct and promote an analysis on the impact of gender pay disparities on poverty rates for women and girls from historically underrepresented and minority groups.Submitted
7Version 1Beyer (VA), Leger Fernandez (NM)DemocratRequires the EEOC to provide for an annual collection of compensation data from employers disaggregated by the sex, race, and national origin of employees.Submitted
8Version 1Stefanik (NY)RepublicanSUBSTITUTE Revises the bill to provide a safe harbor for employers who conduct self-audits to identify and rectify potentially unlawful pay disparities and allows for reasonable employer defenses against trial lawyer abuses. The amendment protects prospective employees from disclosing wage history to prevent compounding pay disparities and requires further study on the causes and effects of pay disparities between men and women.Submitted
9Version 1Scott, Bobby (VA)DemocratMANAGER’S AMENDMENT Clarifies the definition of sex, clarifies the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's enforcement authorities with respect to the amendments to the Equal Pay Act made under H.R. 7, and makes technical corrections.Submitted
10Version 1Newman (IL)DemocratRequires employers to inform employees of their rights established under this act through currently required workplace posters and electronically.Submitted