Equal Pay

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HB150 - Equal Pay Remedies and Enforcement Act, established, legislative findings regarding wage differentials between minorities and nonminorities and males and females, Equal Pay Commission established, members, duties, powers, report to Governor and Legislature

Sponsor(s): Representative Hall

Summary/Synopsis: This bill would establish the Alabama Equal Pay Remedies and Enforcement Act. The bill would express certain legislative findings regarding wage differentials between males, females, minorities, and non-minorities. The bill would create the Alabama Equal Pay Commission to study wage disparities and report its findings and recommendations to the Legislature in 2017.

The nine members of the Commission would be:
  • Two representatives of business in the state appointed by the Speaker of the House from among individuals nominated by state business organizations and business trade associations.
  • Two representatives of labor organizations, one appointed by the Speaker and one appointed by the Governor who have been nominated by state labor federations chartered by a federation of national or international unions that admit to membership local unions and exists primarily to carry on educational, legislative, and coordinating activities.
  • Two representatives, appointed by the Governor, of organizations whose objectives include the elimination of pay disparities between men and women and minorities and non-minorities, and who have undertaken advocacy, educational, or legislative initiatives in pursuit of that objective.
  • Three individuals appointed by the Presiding Officer of the Senate, drawn from higher education or research institutions who have expertise in the collection and analysis of data on occupations and wage statistics.

League Action and Justification: Monitor

Bill Progress in Legislature:

02/09/2015: First Reading and referred to the House Committee on State Government (SG).


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