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Fairness

- Noun

The state of being fair, or free form spots or stains, as of the skin; honesty, as of dealing; candor, as of an argument, etc.


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    The Paycheck Fairness Act (S. 819 and H.R. 1869 ) is a proposed United States labor law that would add procedural protections to the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of an effort to address the gender pay gap in the United States. A Census Bureau report published in 2008 stated that women's median annual earnings were 77.5% of men's earnings. However, newer studies suggest that when the data is controlled for certain variables, the residual gap is around 5-7%; the same study concludes that the residual is because "hours of work in many occupations are worth more when given at particular moments and when the hours are more continuous. That is, in many occupations earnings have a nonlinear relationship with respect to hours."

  • Main Street Fairness Act

    The Main Street Fairness Act (H.R. 5660) was a bill introduced in the United States House of Representatives to "promote simplification and fairness in the administration and collection of sales and use taxes, and for other purposes." Specifically, the Main Street Fairness Act would have allowed state governments to require out-of-state retailers to collect and remit sales tax on purchases shipped to residents of those states. The Main Street Fairness Act was introduced by William Delahunt, a Democrat from Massachusetts, on June 30, 2010 and the bill expired at the end of the 111th Congress without being enacted.

  • Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act

    Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act

    The Suspending the Individual Mandate Penalty Law Equals Fairness Act (H.R. 4118 ) is a bill that would delay for one year the imposition of penalties associated with the requirement that most residents of the United States have health insurance coverage beginning in 2014. This penalty was imposed by the Affordable Care Act. The penalty starts at 1 percent of taxable income in 2014, increasing to 2 percent in 2015 and 2.5 percent in 2016. The minimum payment in 2014 will be $95, unless that is changed by the passage of this law.

  • Fairness Foundation

    Fairness Foundation

    The Fairness Foundation is a non-commercial limited company based in Frankfurt, Germany. It strives to establish fairness in society, economy, politics and culture. It imparts to people in responsible positions some background information and help to support them in preserving fairness in their companies or institutions. The Fairness Foundation supplies staff in responsible positions with perspectives and results from research, and it also offers qualification courses regarding fairness.

  • Minimum Wage Fairness Act (S. 1737; 113th Congress)

  • Fairness (disambiguation)

  • Tax Fairness Oregon

    Tax Fairness Oregon is the largest tax fairness organization in the U.S. state of Oregon. Its mission is to "reform our tax code so that it serves the common good, not special interests." It tries to shape tax policy by monitoring and evaluating tax concepts, identifying and analyzing critical bills, testifying at legislative hearings and meeting with legislators, raising awareness of tax issues through media outreach, and building coalitions with partner organizations.

  • IDEA Fairness Restoration Act

    The IDEA Fairness Restoration Act is an American legislative proposal first introduced in the United States House of Representatives on November 14, 2007 as H.R.4188. The bill was most recently reintroduced on March 17, 2011 in the Senate as S.613 and in the House as H.R. 1208 The primary sponsors are Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chair of the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee, Congressmen Chris Van Hollen (D-CT), and Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX). The bill would enable parents of children with disabilities to recover their expert witness fees in due process hearings under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

  • Fairness is a Two-Way Street Act

    The Fairness is a Two-Way Street Act (Construction Labour Mobility) is a statute in Ontario, Canada, that was passed in 1999 and repealed in 2006. Quebec laws effectively made it nearly impossible for Ontario-owned construction companies and Ontario-trained tradespeople to work in Quebec. The Act retaliated by placing similar restrictions on Quebec-trained tradespeople and Quebec-based companies seeking work in Ontario.

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