Definition of Equal Pay Act Of 1963

The Equal Pay Act was passed in 1963 to prohibit discrimination in the salary of employees working in commerce or production of goods for commerce based on sexual orientation. This act protects the rights of both men and women to be paid the same rate per hour if they are working with the same skill set, responsibility, dedication, effort, and in the same working conditions.


Pay can be differentiated based upon merit, seniority, skill set, working hours, education, experience, or merit system. HR managers should continuously monitor the pay discrepancies by conducting regular salary surveys and helping managers to understand the compensation and promotional processes.

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