Equal Pay Bill Sits Waiting to Be Heard

House District 100 Rep. Elise Hall, the only female house rep who hasn’t signed on as a co-author to HB 1530, also still hasn’t agreed to hear the bill in committee on Wednesday.

This bill eliminates pay secrecy policies by prohibiting employers from punishing employees for disclosing their own wages or discussing a co-worker’s wages, and increases fines for employers who don’t pay women fairly. Prohibiting pay secrecy is one way to start reducing the gender wage gap and to promote equal pay for women.

Let Rep. Hall know that you support this bill and would like it to be heard on Wednesday. You can reach her via phone at (405) 557-7403 or via email at [email protected]

Danielle Ezell
Executive Director
Oklahoma Women’s Coalition

We need your help today! HB1530 must be heard by this Wednesday or it is dead this session. Sadly, Committee Chair Elise Hall, the ONLY female Representative in the House who has not signed on as a co-author, refuses to hear the bill.

CONTACT REP. ELISE HALL TODAY. Tell her you support HB1530 and ask her to hear it on Wednesday – (405) 557-7403.

HB1530 protects workers by guaranteeing their rights to discuss pay with coworkers. This bill eliminates pay secrecy policies by prohibiting employers from punishing employees for disclosing their own wages or discussing a co-worker’s wages, and increases fines for employers who don’t pay women fairly. Prohibiting pay secrecy is one way to start reducing the gender wage gap and to promote equal pay for women. If women were paid equal to men in similar positions Oklahoma’s revenue would increase by roughly $6.2 billion annually.

Let Rep. Hall know that you support this bill and would like it to be heard on Wednesday. You can reach her via phone at (405) 557-7403 or via email at [email protected]

Photos Courtesy of Oklahoma Sally’s List

Kendra Warren
Executive Director
Oklahoma Sally’s List