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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The Equal Pay Act hasn't been effective because (https://digitalcommons.law.umaryland.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?referer=https://www.google.com/&httpsredir=1&article=3789&context=mlr) courts read the law narrowly .
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The view of the unions on the group was that the 1972 Equal Pay Act should be updated and amended, rather than new legislation introduced.
The EEOC suit contended that the company's actions violated the Equal Pay Act and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.
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The first Equal Pay Act, passed in 1970, was beautifully simple: women and men should be paid the same if they did similar jobs.
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