SENATE BILL No. 332

 

 

May 21, 2019, Introduced by Senators IRWIN, MOSS, POLEHANKI, ALEXANDER, GEISS,   WOJNO, MCMORROW, HERTEL, BRINKS, HOLLIER, MCCANN, BAYER, BULLOCK, SANTANA, ANANICH and CHANG and referred to the Committee on Government Operations.

 

 

 

     A bill to amend 1931 PA 328, entitled

 

"The Michigan penal code,"

 

by amending section 556 (MCL 750.556).

 

THE PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF MICHIGAN ENACT:

 

     Sec. 556. (1) Any An employer of labor in this state,

 

employing both males and females, who shall not discriminate in any

 

way in the payment of wages as between individuals of different

 

sexes who are similarly employed. , shall be

 

     (2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a

 

misdemeanor . 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.

 

Any punishable as follows:

 

     (a) If the person has 1 to 15 employees, a fine of not more

 

than $5,000.00.


     (b) If the person has 16 to 50 employees, a fine of not more

 

than $10,000.00.

 

     (c) If the person has more than 50 employees, a fine of not

 

more than $20,000.00.

 

     (3) This section does not prohibit the person from being

 

charged with, convicted of, or punished for any other violation of

 

law arising out of the violation of this section.

 

     (4) A difference in wage rates based upon a factor other than

 

sex shall does not violate this section.

 

     Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days

 

after the date it is enacted into law.