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The Paycheck Fairness Act

The Paycheck Fairness Act aims to end gender-based wage discrimination by closing loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963. The legislation will: Require employers to demonstrate that pay disparities are based on legitimate, work-related factors, prohibit retaliation against employees who discuss or compare their wages, ban employers from seeking previous salaries of prospective employees, institute a program for negotiation and skills training, eliminate barriers in the Equal Pay Act that make it more difficult for workers’ participation in class action lawsuits challenging systemic pay discrimination, improve the Department of Labor’s existing tools for enforcing the Equal Pay Act.