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:
employer of labor in this state,
both males and females, who shall not discriminate
in the payment of wages as between
individuals of different
who are similarly employed.
, shall be
(2) A person who violates this section is guilty of a
female shall be assigned any task disproportionate
her strength, nor shall she be employed in any place detrimental
her morals, her health or her potential capacity for motherhood.
punishable as follows:
(a) If the person has 1 to 15 employees, a fine of not more
(b) If the person has 16 to 50 employees, a fine of not more
(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
shall does not violate this section.
Enacting section 1. This amendatory act takes effect 90 days
after the date it is enacted into law.