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Are you in compliance with the Equal Pay Act?

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Patrick DiDomenico

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in Centerpiece,Discrimination and Harassment,Employment Law,Human Resources

Complying with the Equal Pay Act of 1963 is quite simple because the law itself is straightforward. Employers cannot pay different wages on the basis of gender for “equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility and which are performed under similar working conditions….” Women must also receive the same level of benefits as men.

Although the EPA has been in effect for more than a half-century, men and women performing the same jobs often still receive different salaries.

Answer the following questions to see if your organization’s policies violate the EPA:

  • Are women and men differently compensated for doing similar work, discounting variations based on credentials or experience?
  • Does your wage classification system differentiate between “male” and “female” workers?
  • Do you use “head of household,” “head of family” or “principal wage earner” cl...(register to read more)

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