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Equal Pay Act: Male Employee's Strong Negotiating Skills Not a "Factor Other Than Sex" to Justify Pay Differential

The Equal Pay Act prohibits employers from paying a female employee less than a male employee for work that requires substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility, and that is performed under similar working conditions within the same establishment. The EPA does not require proof of discriminatory...

What the New Compensation Standards Mean For Employers

On April 8, the White House announced an Executive Order imposing new pay requirements for federal contractors. These new requirements are designed to address pervasive gender disparities in pay, which the President characterized as being like "adding another 6 miles to a marathon" for women...

President Obama Addresses Equal Pay Issues on “National Equal Pay Day”

by Karin Johnson and Ryan Munitz On April 8, 2014, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum that will require federal contractors and subcontractors to provide to the U.S. Department of Labor compensation data based on their employees’ sex and race. The President also signed that day...

The Women’s Suffrage Movement 95 Years Later & Still Asking: Equality When? [Infographic] #WomensEqualityDay

Women's Equality Day – proclaimed each year on August 26 to commemorate the granting of the vote to women throughout the country. For women in the United States, while the right to vote was enacted 95 years ago the idea of women’s equality is still a long-standing issue. In fact, it...

New GOP Bill in Congress Addresses Equal Pay for Men and Women

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California Bolsters Women With Fair Pay Act

by Arthur F. Silbergeld and Bennett J. Kaspar California, always a leader in employee-friendly laws and regulations, has enacted a bill to fortify the state's existing equal pay laws, adding strong anti-retaliation protections that allow employees to more freely discuss pay equity in the workplace...