Legal Alert: Senate Rejects Paycheck Fairness Act


Today the Senate voted against proceeding to a floor debate on the Paycheck Fairness Act (PFA), which means this legislation is dead, at least for now. Supporters of the bill needed 60 votes to invoke cloture and proceed to consideration on the Senate floor. The Senate voted 58 to 41 against cloture.

The PFA would have, among other things, required employers to report workers' race, gender and salaries to the government. It also would have imposed more burdensome standards on employers defending pay discrimination claims on the basis that the pay differential is based on a factor other than sex and would have permitted employees to recover compensatory and punitive damages in successful Equal Pay Act lawsuits.

Please see full alert below for more information.

LOADING PDF: If there are any problems, click here to download the file.

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

© FordHarrison | Attorney Advertising

Written by:


FordHarrison on:

JD Supra Readers' Choice 2016 Awards
Reporters on Deadline

"My best business intelligence, in one easy email…"

Your first step to building a free, personalized, morning email brief covering pertinent authors and topics on JD Supra:

Sign up to create your digest using LinkedIn*

*By using the service, you signify your acceptance of JD Supra's Privacy Policy.

Already signed up? Log in here

*With LinkedIn, you don't need to create a separate login to manage your free JD Supra account, and we can make suggestions based on your needs and interests. We will not post anything on LinkedIn in your name. Or, sign up using your email address.