Equal Pay for Equal Work – Enforcement – Civil Penalties (Equal Pay Remedies and Enforcement Act)

Bill Number:  HB0790

Bill Sponsor(s):  Delegate Queen

Subject:  Economic Matters

Bill Summary:

Requiring the Commissioner of Labor and Industry or a court to require a certain employer to pay a civil penalty equal to 10% of the amount of damages owned by the employer for violations of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Law; authorizing the Commissioner or a court to order certain additional civil penalties or certain relief under certain circumstances; and requiring that a civil penalty be paid to the General Fund of the State to offset the cost of enforcing the Act.

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