Equal Pay Act for Employees
- Gain an understanding of the Equal Pay Act and the protections it provides. Viewers will learn about the history of the law, who it covers, and how to make a wage discrimination claim.
Equal pay for equal work. If two people are doing the same job for the same company, they should be paid the same, regardless of their gender. Right? In 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that for full-time, year-round workers, women are paid about 83% of what men are paid, and this inequity is even greater for Black and Hispanic women. Historically, women have been paid less than men for doing the same job. In 1963, to address this issue, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, or EPA. Over sixty years later, there's still a massive wage discrepancy. In this course, we'll take a closer look at the protections provided by the EPA. We'll also talk about making a wage discrimination claim.
- 5 minutes
- Format: Video