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.
Breast Cancer Patient Equity provides for Medicare coverage of custom fabricated breast prostheses following the surgical removal of the breast (i.e., a mastectomy), including replacements of such prostheses. Currently, Medicare covers surgically implanted breast prostheses, as well as some external breast prostheses (e.g., post-surgical bras).
The PALS Act of 2019 makes a series of changes relating to health insurance coverage of screening mammography.
Specifically, the bill requires that any provision of law referring to current recommendations of the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) with respect to breast cancer screening mammography be administered as if (1) the provision referred to USPSTF recommendations last issued before 2009; and (2) those recommendations applied to any screening mammography modality, including any digital modality of such a procedure. This requirement shall also apply to the Veterans Health Administration's policy on mammography screening for veterans.
To establish in the Smithsonian Institution a comprehensive women's history museum, and for other purposes would establish a comprehensive women’s history museum in the Smithsonian Institution. The bill would authorize funding for a museum director who would collaborate with schools and would permit a board of regents to designate a site for the museum in Washington, D.C., among other provisions.
The WAGE Equity Act closes the wage gap between women and men while prioritizing employees and businesses over trial lawyers. The act empowers employees to utilize flexible work arrangement; creates a "Self-Audit" system aimed at incentivizing businesses to amend pay disparity; protects an individual's ability to negotiate employment based upon merit; protects employer's ability to ensure negotiations by explicitly protecting the employer's ability to have a salary expectation conversation and to act on a salary history if it is voluntarily offered during the interview process; and protects employee ability to discuss compensation with their colleagues.
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Women2Women is a 501(c)(3) foundation dedicated to engaging women across the country in a discussion about our shared concerns and goals. Together, we can build upon our local networks, help each other create real change in our communities, and work together to make sure leaders in Washington hear our voices..