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2009 Senate Bill 489: Increase wage sex discrimination penalty
Introduced by Sen. Gretchen Whitmer (D) on April 29, 2009
To authorize penalties of between $5,000 and $25,000 depending on the number of employees for an employer who pays different wages to men and women who are “similarly employed.” The bill also removes from the law a provision stating that, "No female shall be assigned any task disproportionate to her strength, nor shall she be employed in any place detrimental to her morals, her health or her potential capacity for motherhood".   Official Text and Analysis.
Referred to the Senate Commerce & Tourism Committee on April 29, 2009