Congress should adopt The Paycheck Fairness Act. This Act would:
- Strengthen the protections guaranteed by the Equal Pay Act, passed in 1963.
- Close a loophole in defenses employers may assert for pay differences between men and women.
- Prohibit retaliation and strengthens penalties for equal pay violations.
- Authorize additional training for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) staff. The EEOC is the government agency that enforces federal employment discrimination laws.