The US House Rules Committee announced last week that it was scheduling a committee meeting for amendments and discussion of HR 7, the so-called Paycheck Fairness Act, on March 25. The legislation, as currently drafted, would require employers across the country to demonstrate that any and all pay disparity between a man and a woman was attributable to job performance. Furthermore, the proposal, which will likely pass the full House when it is brought to the floor for a vote, also prohibits employers from retaliating against employees for discussing salary issues with other individuals and for sharing salary information with other employees. Among other provisions, the bill would prohibit a prospective employer from seeking and/or considering an applicant’s past salary history before that applicant is given an offer of employment including a set level of compensation.