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H 3615 - Enacts Act to Establish Pay Equity

Tracking Level: Of Interest
Sponsor: Wendy Brawley
Last Action: 4/2/2019 - House - Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bales, Govan
House Committee: Judy
Assigned To:
Employment/PersonnelNext Bill
Week of 01.14.2019Next Bill

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Summary of the bill as introduced: Prohibits any employer from paying wages to any employee at a rate less than the rate paid to other employees of another race, religion, color, sex and gender status for comparable work.

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H 3615 General Bill, By Brawley, Rose, Henderson-Myers, Garvin, King, McDaniel, Henegan, Clary, Rivers, Gilliard, Jefferson, Norrell, Rutherford, Pendarvis, Cogswell, Bernstein, Howard, Simmons, Cobb-Hunter, Wheeler, Parks, Thigpen, Dillard, Bales and Govan
Similar (S 0372)
Summary: Act to Establish Pay Equity
    A BILL TO AMEND THE CODE OF LAWS OF SOUTH CAROLINA, 1976, BY ADDING CHAPTER 11 TO TITLE 41 SO AS TO ENACT THE "ACT TO ESTABLISH PAY EQUITY", TO PROVIDE THAT NO EMPLOYER MAY PAY WAGES TO EMPLOYEES AT RATES LESS THAN THE RATES PAID TO EMPLOYEES OF OTHER RACES, RELIGIONS, COLORS, SEXES, INCLUDING GENDER IDENTITY AND SEXUAL ORIENTATION, AGES, NATIONAL ORIGINS, OR DISABILITY STATUSES FOR COMPARABLE WORK, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE CERTAIN EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES RELATING TO REQUESTS FOR THE DISCLOSURE OF WAGES ARE UNLAWFUL, TO PROVIDE EXCEPTIONS, TO PROVIDE CIVIL ACTIONS ASSERTING VIOLATIONS MAY BE MAINTAINED AGAINST EMPLOYERS IN COURTS OF COMPETENT JURISDICTION, TO PROVIDE FOR THE RECOVERY OF UNPAID WAGES AND DAMAGES, TO PROVIDE PENALTIES FOR EMPLOYERS WHO VIOLATE THE PROVISIONS OF THIS ACT, TO ESTABLISH PAY EQUITY, TO PROVIDE THAT THE DEPARTMENT OF LABOR, LICENSING AND REGULATION SHALL HAVE THE AUTHORITY TO INVESTIGATE VIOLATIONS AND TO BRING CERTAIN ACTIONS, TO PROVIDE EMPLOYERS SHALL POST CERTAIN INFORMATION IN CONSPICUOUS PLACES, AND TO DEFINE NECESSARY TERMS.
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01/16/19House Introduced and read first time (House Journal-page 21)
01/16/19House Referred to Committee on Judiciary (House Journal-page 21)
01/16/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Pendarvis
01/29/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cogswell, Bernstein
01/31/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Howard, Simmons
02/05/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Cobb-Hunter
02/13/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Dillard
02/14/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Wheeler
02/19/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Parks
03/27/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Thigpen
04/02/19House Member(s) request name added as sponsor: Bales, Govan



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