Pay Reporting Proposal Could Help Government Enforce Equal Pay Laws

At a White House event Friday honoring the seventh anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, federal officials laid out a proposal to have private companies include pay data in annual reports on the race, gender and job categories of their employees. President Barack Obama said the more detailed reports would "help us do a better job enforcing existing equal pay laws," underscoring the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's point that the added data would buoy its efforts to sniff out of cases of pay discrimination.

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