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HB 401 (BR 1265) - M. Marzian, J. Jenkins, S. Westrom

     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 the promulgation of administrative regulations 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; require that the promulgation occur on or before July 1, 2014; EFFECTIVE July 1, 2015.

     Feb 15-introduced in House
     Feb 19-to Labor & Industry (H); taken from Labor & Industry (H); 1st reading; returned to Labor & Industry (H)
     Feb 20-taken from Labor & Industry (H); 2nd reading; returned to Labor & Industry (H); posting waived
     Feb 21-posted in committee
     Feb 26-reported favorably, to Rules
     Feb 27-posted for passage in the Regular Orders of the Day for Thursday, February 28, 2013

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