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HB 337/LM (BR 1397) - M. Marzian, J. Jenkins, W. Hurt

     AN ACT relating to wage discrimination.
     Amend KRS 337.423 to prohibit wage discrimination on the basis of sex, race, or national origin by prohibiting wage differentials for employees who perform equivalent jobs; provide exceptions for wage differentials based on seniority or merit systems, systems that measure wages by quantity or quality of production, and factors other than sex, race, or national origin; amend KRS 337.420 to define equivalent jobs as those that are equal under the federal Equal Pay Act, or jobs that are dissimilar but equivalent in skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; amend KRS 337.425 to require promulgation of administrative regulations on or before July 1, 2013, to specify criteria for determining jobs that are dominated by employees of a particular sex, race, or national origin, and acceptable methodology for determining equivalent skill, effort, responsibility, and working conditions; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2014.

     Jan 27-introduced in House
     Jan 30-to Labor & Industry (H)
     Mar 6-posted in committee

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