On Tuesday, October 24, Senator Linda Stewart (D-Orlando), Democratic Leader Janet Cruz (D-Tampa) and Representative Lori Berman (D-Lantana) will be holding a press conference and rally in support of their Equal Pay for Equal Work bill, SB 594/HB 393.
Nicknamed the “Helen Gordon Davis Fair Pay Protection Act” in honor of Helen Gordon Davis for her hard work in the field of equal pay, the bill hopes to strengthen state laws in this arena. In short, the bills seek to specify which factors employers can use to decide to pay employees differently, such as education, experience, or seniority, or merit. It would also prohibit employers from screening job applicants based on prior wages, bar employers from taking retaliatory action against an employee who discloses their wages to a coworker, prohibit employers from discrimination towards employees based on their sex, prohibit employers from using the wage or salary history of a prospective employee in determining a wage or as a condition to be interviewed, and create civil penalties for violations of these laws.
Who: Senator Linda Stewart, Democratic Leader Janet Cruz & Representative Lori Berman
What: Press Conference
When: Tuesday, October 24th, at 1:00pm
Where: Outside the House Chamber
4th Floor Rotunda