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Kamala Harris calls for fining companies about the gender pay gap

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Presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris vows to fine companies that do not have steps to close the gender pay gap.

The Democrat from California turn want the current system to the head. Instead of the requirement that female employees come forward with complaints, your plan would require companies to send data, each year, on equal pay to comply with the new standards.

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The plan will be presented on Monday, was touted by the Harris campaign as a “first-of-its kind” and “historical.”

The candidate said in a statement that the issue of wage equality hits home: “[s], the daughter of a working mother in a male-dominated field, I know the fight for equal treatment at the workplace has existed for generations.”

Harris said her proposal would “finally put the burden of ensuring equal pay at the corporations responsible for the gender pay gap, not the employees discriminated against. We can ultimately ensure that women earn the wages they deserve, by intensifying, forcing the company to not hold you responsible if they commit to pay as a nation and injustice once and for all.”

Women, the paid tags to work, an average of 82 cents for every dollar a male worker earns, according to statistics from the Bureau of labor Statistics. Black women earn only 68 cents, compared with their male colleagues, and this number drops to 62 cents on the dollar for the Latina workers.

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The senator plans to, if passed into law, would require that large corporations receive “equal pay “certification” of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). Companies failed the country, propose a certification with fines – for each 1 percent of the wage gap, a fine of 1 percent of its profits would.

If Congress does not pass their plan into law, Harris swore, she would have Executive power to take measures, as it would violence with your plan, to curb armed. Harris said she would require companies applying for Federal meet contracts, the equal-pay standards.

Harris gave an insight into their plan at a campaign event on Sunday night in Los Angeles, told the audience that “I believe this is a moment in time, where anyone who professes to be a leader has to fight for the importance of the restoration of equal opportunities for all people.”

The Republican National Committee took aim on the latest Harris proposal.

“We don’t need to tighten the new regulations, burdens or fines from companies, the creation of opportunities for women, and President of the Trump economic record is proof of that,” RNC press Secretary Blair Ellis told Fox News.

And, she stresses, GOP, President of Trump’s efforts to support women in the workforce, and stressed that “it is the reason why women’s unemployment fell to the lowest level since 1953, and wage growth has taken a 10-year high.”

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The senator, the plan builds on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 2009 – regulation signed into law by President Barack Obama in the year the limitation of equal pay discrimination. And it builds on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which passed earlier this year, the Democratically controlled house of representatives.

The measure is co-sponsored by a number of Harris’ rivals for the 2020 democratic presidential nomination, including Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand in New York, Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts, Amy Klobuchar from Minnesota, Bernie Sanders of Vermont, and Cory Booker from New Jersey, Reps. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, and former Reps. Beto O’rourke of Texas, and John Delaney from Maryland.

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