The Democrats and liberals cannot wait to try to push the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act, which this blogger called the Mind Your Co-Workers Business and Increase Paperwork for Business Act (see page four of this source):
The Act would facilitate detection of pay discrimination by prohibiting punishment of employees who
share salary information with coworkers, by requiring employers to submit pay data by race, sex, and
national origin to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and by reinstating collection of
gender-based data in the Current Employment Statistics Survey.
Here’s more evidence from a leading progressive blog:
4. Existing law doesn’t go far enough: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ensured that a woman has the proper window of time to sue for pay discrimination. The Paycheck Fairness Act takes significant steps to close loopholes in the original pay discrimination law, the Equal Pay Act, and to ensure that women can investigate whether they are being discriminated against. It also makes stronger penalties so that employers don’t violate pay discrimination laws. Included in the bill, too, is a grant for a salary-negotiation training program for women, who tend to be reluctant to negotiate.
I believe the Ledbetter Act is flawed in that is gives pay lawsuits a different statute of limitations than almost all other cases. The limitation periods starts with the cause of action begins or accrues. The Ledbetter Act restarts the entire action with every paycheck. No one else gets that liberal a treatment. The cause of action for other kinds of discrimination does not start every day you go to work!
But that is water under the dam. Note the key words: “…to ensure that women can investigate whether they are being discriminated against.”
That means exactly what I said several years ago: Your salary will be the business of all your co-workers and the Federal government. It will lead to quotas. Maybe even salary reductions for men! (Title IX, designed to help women, has been proven to hurt men’s teams!)
Stand firm. People do not want personal salary information disclosed to every disgruntled worker and to the government. Vote NO on the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act.