Is equal pay mandatory?

The Equal Pay Act requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. If there is an inequality in wages between men and women, employers may not reduce the wages of either sex to equalize their pay.

Is the Equal Pay Act enforced?

Enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the law applies to employers with 20 or more employees and to federal government, interstate agencies, employment agencies and labor unions.

Can 2 employees doing the same job be paid differently UK?

No it is not, and across England and Wales it is common for workers to do the same basic jobs, but receive a different wage. You can bring your claim under the Equality Act if you are receiving a different level of pay based on unlawful reasons. In many cases that could be because of your gender.

Can I sue my employer for unequal pay?

3. Sue (file a lawsuit against) your employer for pay discrimination. Under the federal Equal Pay Act and the California Fair Pay Act, you can go straight to court. You are not required to first file a charge with a government agency.

Is there an equal pay law in Maryland?

Maryland’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act passed in May of 2016. The law expands protections as well as details exceptions to unequal pay. Under Maryland’s expanded law, employees can talk about their wages with fellow employees. Maryland’s act also protects individuals who identify as a different gender.

When did California pass the Equal Pay Act?

Take a look at how these states expanded their equal pay legislation. The California Fair Pay Act (SB 358) was signed into law in October 2015. This act expands and strengthens the already existing California Equal Pay Act. The California Fair Pay Act states that employees do not need to work at the same location to have comparable jobs.

Why are there equal pay laws in all states?

Federal law and equal pay laws by state aim to protect against discrimination in the workplace. The median annual pay of full-time working women was only 80 cents for each dollar a man working full-time earned in 2016.

What was the Equal Pay Act of 1963?

The Equal Pay Act of 1963, amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, protects against wage discrimination based on sex. 1 The Equal Pay Act (EPA) protects both men and women.