By: Thompson of Harris, et al. H.B. No. 950
       (Senate Sponsor - Davis)
         (In the Senate - Received from the House April 29, 2013;
  May 2, 2013, read first time and referred to Committee on Economic
  Development; May 17, 2013, reported favorably by the following
  vote:  Yeas 4, Nays 0; May 17, 2013, sent to printer.)
  relating to unlawful employment practices regarding discrimination
  in payment of compensation.
         SECTION 1.  Section 21.202(a), Labor Code, is amended to
  read as follows:
         (a)  A complaint under this subchapter must be filed not
  later than the 180th day after the date the alleged unlawful
  employment practice occurred. With respect to an allegation of
  discrimination in payment of compensation in violation of this
  chapter, an unlawful employment practice occurs each time:
               (1)  a discriminatory compensation decision or other
  practice is adopted;
               (2)  an individual becomes subject to a discriminatory
  compensation decision or other practice; or
               (3)  an individual is adversely affected by application
  of a discriminatory compensation decision or other practice,
  including each time wages, benefits, or other compensation affected
  wholly or partly by such a decision or other practice is paid.
         SECTION 2.  Section 21.258, Labor Code, is amended by
  amending Subsection (c) and adding Subsection (d) to read as
         (c)  Except as otherwise provided by this subsection,
  liability [Liability] under a back pay award may not accrue for a
  date more than two years before the date a complaint is filed with
  the commission. Liability may accrue, and an aggrieved person may
  obtain relief as provided by this subchapter, including recovery of
  back pay for up to two years preceding the date of filing the
  complaint, if the unlawful employment practices that have occurred
  during the period for filing a complaint are similar or related to
  unlawful employment practices with regard to discrimination in
  payment of compensation that occurred outside the period for filing
  a complaint.
         (d)  Interim earnings, workers' compensation benefits, and
  unemployment compensation benefits received operate to reduce the
  back pay otherwise allowable under this section.
         SECTION 3.  This Act takes effect immediately if it receives
  a vote of two-thirds of all the members elected to each house, as
  provided by Section 39, Article III, Texas Constitution.  If this
  Act does not receive the vote necessary for immediate effect, this
  Act takes effect September 1, 2013.
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