On April 9, 2014, the Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 2199) died in the U.S. Senate. This bill would have amended the federal Equal Pay Act to provide greater remedies for victims of pay discrimination based on sex. The bill was not expected to pass the House this year; however, its premature death in the Senate surprised many.
Do not expect this bill to be gone for good. It will likely be reintroduced in future federal legislative sessions. MSEC has been tracking this bill due to its potential effect on employers. We will make you aware of further developments.