http://washington.cbslocal.com/2013/01/ ... -salaries/
From the article:
Article wrote:A ‘Paycheck Fairness Act’ introduced in Congress last week would require employers to show pay disparity is related to job-performance and prohibit employer retaliation for sharing salary information with coworkers.
Anybody else take issue with this? A person's pay is their own and their company's private concern.
Article wrote:Senator Barbara A. Mikulski and Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats, said their legislation is aimed at closing the pay gap between men and women and would also address loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act.
I understand the motivation, but there has to a better way than broadcasting everybody's salaries to the working population.
Article wrote:Mikulski and DeLauro said the Paycheck Fairness Act would also allow women to seek punitive damages for pay discrimination
And I can already smell the unforeseen consequences. Hiring women at all becomes a risk, a legal risk.