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Kamala Harris outlines plan to penalize companies that fail to close gender ‘pay gaps’

David Sherfinski The Washington TimesMay 20, 2019

Sen. Kamala D. Harris on Monday rolled out a plan that would penalize private sector companies if they don’t sufficiently prove they are closing pay gaps between male and female employees.

Ms. Harris said the plan will put the burden of “ensuring equal pay” on corporations, and not individuals.

“We can finally ensure women earn the wages they deserve by forcing companies to step up, holding them accountable when they don’t, and committing as a nation to ending pay inequity once and for all,” said Ms. Harris, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.

Her campaign said that on average, women are paid 80 cents for every dollar paid to men, with the ratio lower for Hispanic, Native American, and black women.

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