92nd General Assembly
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   New Act                                                                     

        Creates the  Equal  Pay  Act.   Provides  that  no  employer  may      
   discriminate  between  employees  on  the basis of sex by paying wages      
   solely on the basis of the employee's  gender.  Prohibits  retaliatory      
   discharge  or  discrimination  against an employee on the basis of the      
   employee's use of the Act and provides for penalties for violations of      
   the Act, including a Class B misdemeanor for retaliatory discharge  or      
   discrimination  by  the employer.  Provides that the Director of Labor      
   shall administer and enforce the Act.  Provides  that  every  employer      
   subject  to the Act shall preserve specified records for not less than      
   3 years. Provides that every employer covered by the Act shall post  a      
   notice  summarizing  the  requirements  of the Act.  Provides that the      
   Department of Labor  shall  conduct  ongoing  outreach  and  education      
   efforts concerning the Act.                                                 
   FEB-06-2002  S  FIRST READING                                                  
   FEB-06-2002  S  REFERRED TO SENATE RULES COMMITTEE       RULES                 
   JAN-07-2003  S  SESSION SINE DIE                                               


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