The Alliance for Worker Freedom has issued a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to vote against S. 3772, the so-called "Paycheck Fairness Act." If passed, the iniatiative would vastly impede the growth of private American businesses. Christopher Prandoni, Executive Director for AWF, had this to say:
"The Paycheck Fairness Act would place onerous reporting and compliance requirements on small businesses and open the door for a wave of unwarranted lawsuits. The bill would require all employers with more than two employees and $500,000 of gross revenues to submit data on sex, race, national origin, and earnings of employees to the EEOC.
These administrative costs coupled with the threat of litigation will discourage hiring, especially of new female employees. Under this law, small businesses would be able to justify pay differences between male and female employees only on the grounds of education, training and experience. These metrics are incomplete and do not fully explain a worker’s compensation as they discount productivity, effort, and many other intangible attributes. "