Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Two female lawmakers want to encourage government contractors to speak openly about pay. Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.) and Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.) are asking President Barack Obama for an executive order. They say it should ban retaliation by contractors against employees who discuss their salaries. The lawmakers say the move would help shed light on the difference between men and women's paychecks. They have introduced a bill that would prohibit any employer from retaliating against an employee who told their colleagues how much they earned.