As a manager, you may be in the role of setting employee compensation. The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. Learn the most important thing you need to know about regarding pay.
- According to the Department of Labor, in 2013,…the average woman earned $0.78…for every dollar a man earned.…While this gap is narrowing, it remains significant,…and a source of compliance exposure and resentment.…You may be in the role of setting employee compensation…and responsible for paying an equal wage.…The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963…as an amendment to the Fair Standards Labor Act.…
The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women…in the same workplace…be given equal pay for equal work…on jobs which require equal skill,…effort, and responsibility,…and which are performed under similar working conditions…except where such payment is made pursuant…to a seniority system, a merit system,…a system which measures earnings by quantity…or quality of production,…or a differential based on any other factor other than sex.…
The jobs need not be identical,…but they must be substantially equal.…According to the Department of Labor,…job content and not job titles…determines whether jobs are substantially equal.…Past salary history is looked at…
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- How job descriptions matter when it comes to the law
- Offer letters, contracts, and agreements
- Questions you can't ask job applicants
- Test and assessment instruments
- Managing employee leave
- Harassment and discrimination laws
- Handling bullies in the workplace
- Employee discipline