Concerning the prohibition of an action against an employee for sharing wage information.
2016 Regular Session
Labor & Employment
Current law states that it is a discriminatory and unfair labor practice for an employer to discharge, discipline, discriminate against, coerce, intimidate, threaten, or interfere with any employee or other person because the employee inquired about, disclosed, compared, or otherwise discussed the employee's wages, unless otherwise permitted by federal law. Federal law exempts certain classes of employers from discrimination laws. The bill strikes the reference to that exemption and extends the current law to those classes of employers, thereby providing discrimination protections to all employees.
(Note: This summary applies to this bill as introduced.)