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Equal pay: Federal courts add another twist

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The U.S. Supreme Court just rejected an equal pay lawsuit for a most unusual reason. Even so, employers can learn valuable lessons from the case.

THE LAW The Equal Pay Act requires employers to pay women the same as men for performing substantially the same work. It has been the law of the land since 1963, yet women’s pay still lags significantly behind that of men.

Buttressing the EPA’s protections is Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars discrimination in any aspect of employment on the basis of sex.

In addition, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act allows employees to sue for the effects of long-standing pay discrimination.

As it stands now, 13 states and 11 major cities prohibit employers from asking an employee’s salary history, on the theory that basing current salary on previous pay may perpetuate gender-based discrimination.

WHAT’S NEW A recent case could have added clarity to how federal c...(register to read more)

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