Equal Pay Act


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Equal Pay Act,

U.S. law passed (1963) as an amendment to the Wages and Hours Act (see Fair Labor Standards ActFair Labor Standards Act
or Wages and Hours Act,
passed by the U.S. Congress in 1938 to establish minimum living standards for workers engaged directly or indirectly in interstate commerce, including those involved in production of goods bound for such commerce.
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) which prohibits discrimination based on sex that results in unequal pay for equal work.
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Grace said in her lawsuit that she and her male counterpart had the same duties, responsibilities and goals, and that her lower pay violated the federal Equal Pay Act.
That's 99 YEARS after the Equal Pay Act was passed.
It is a very sad indictment that, more than 45 years after the Equal Pay Act, some of our predominantly low paid female members are still waiting for what is theirs by law.
Ms Morgan said that while the UK Equal Pay Act predates our EU membership, it did not cover equal pay for work of equal value.
There has been some progress in reducing the wage gap since the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was passed, but a variety of factors, many of them social, have kept the gap from closing.
One important amendment was the Equal Pay Act of 1963, which enforces equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender.
The Equal Pay Act and the Sex Equality Act entered legislation in the 1970s but both were never fully implemented.
The alleged conduct violates the Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA), which prohibits discrimination in compensation based on sex.
The pay gap between the two genders remains at a staggering 18%, despite the Equal Pay Act passed in 1975
At this rate women will not be on equal terms until 2070 - 100 years after Labour passed the Equal Pay Act.
Late last year, Francine Friedman Griesing filed a complaint against the firm, claiming it violated the Equal Pay Act, a federal law that mandates employers offer equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender.

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