3 Things You Should Know About the Paycheck Fairness Act

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from Heritage Foundation,

The Senate is set to vote on the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act today. Here are three things you should know about the bill:

1. It Could Hurt Women’s Employment Prospects.

2. Equal Pay for Women Is a Smokescreen for Washington Setting Economy-Wide Pay Rates.

3. The Act Is Based on Bad Statistics.

Women deserve equality in the workplace. Laws such as the Equal Pay Act of 1963 protect women from wage and employment discrimination based on sex. The Paycheck Fairness Act, however, is premised on bad statistics and seeks to facilitate class-action lawsuits with unintended consequence: reducing women’s opportunities in the workplace and paving the way for more rigid pay structures.

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