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2007 House Bill 4627: Mandate “comparable worth” compensation
Introduced by Rep. Kathleen Law (D) on April 19, 2007
To establish a government “commission on pay equity” to “develop definitions, models, and guidelines for employers and employees on pay equity.” See also House Bill 4625, which would prohibit paying a person a wage or salary that is less than an amount established under a proposed statutory interpretation of comparable wages. The commission would include the directors of the Department of Civil Rights and the MEDC, and representatives from the Michigan Women's Commission, the National Organization of Women, and the Michigan Women's Studies Association, the AFL-CIO, the UAW, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, and the Small Business Association.   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the House Labor Committee on April 19, 2007
Reported in the House on May 8, 2007
With the recommendation that the substitute (H-2) be adopted and that the bill then pass.
Substitute offered in the House on February 12, 2008
To replace the previous version of the bill with one that adds a representative from the Michigan Farm Bureau to the proposed commission.
The substitute passed by voice vote in the House on February 12, 2008
To establish a government “commission on pay equity” to “develop definitions, models, and guidelines for employers and employees on pay equity.” See also House Bill 4625, which would prohibit paying a person a wage or salary that is less than an amount established under a proposed statutory interpretation of comparable wages. Members of the commission would have to include representatives from the Michigan Department of Civil Rights, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, the Michigan Women's Commission, the Michigan Chamber of Commerce, The Farm Bureau, the AFL-CIO union, the United Auto Workers union, the Michigan Small Business Association, the National Organization for Women, and the Michigan Women's Studies Association.
Received in the Senate on February 14, 2008
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on February 14, 2008

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