Paycheck Fairness Act Takes Center Stage At Hearing

Law360, New York (September 28, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT) -- Experts testifying before a U.S. House of Representatives committee Tuesday made competing arguments about whether the Paycheck Fairness Act would close the gender pay gap that, a new Government Accountability Office study says, persists across all industries and skill levels.

The report, released Tuesday, found that through 2007, the pay gap between women and men working full-time had closed only slightly since 2000, and had not budged at all for mothers in management positions.

In 2007, female managers in general earned 81 cents for every dollar...
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