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Erin Ryan · December 11, 2015

Legislation: Ohio House Bill 330 – Equal Pay Certificate

Bill: House Bill 330 (full text) Title: Ohio Equal Pay Act Sponsors: Representatives Howse and Clyde Co-Sponsors: Representatives Sykes, Johnson, G., Kuhns, Fedor, Antonio, Driehaus, Ramos, Leland, Lepore-Hagan, Stinziano, Strahorn, Phillips, Sheehy, Smith, Ashford, Selsnick, Reece, Boyd, Cera, Rogers, Craig, O’Brien, Boyce, and Patterson Bill Analysis: This bill aims to eliminate sex-based wage disparities by requiring a contractor or person submitting a bid or proposal for a state contract or a business entity applying for a grant or other economic incentive from a state agency to obtain an equal pay certificate.  Additionally, this bill would require state agencies and political subdivisions to establish a job evaluation system to identify and eliminate sex-based wage disparities among classes of employees.  It would also prohibit retaliation from employers against employees that discuss their salaries or wages. Status: Introduced in the House on September 14, 2015.  Referred to the House State Government Committee on October 1, 2015.

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