Pa. Lawmakers Float Stiffer Gender Pay Discrimination Fines

Law360, New York (April 23, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT) -- A group of Pennsylvania legislators on Tuesday introduced a law that would significantly increase fines that employers would face for violating the state's equal pay law prohibiting gender-based wage discrimination.

The bill, HB1250, would require employers to pay fines of between $1,000 and $25,000 for each violation of Pennsylvania's Equal Pay Law. The state's wage-discrimination law has been on the books since 1959 but its penalties have not been updated in more than 50 years. The statute currently calls for fines of between $50 to $200...
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