This June marked the 50th anniversary of the Kennedy Administration’s Equal Pay Act, a law designed to help equalize wages between men and women. According to statistics quoted around the time of the anniversary, a gap of between 20 and 23% still exists in pay between men and women. So, the law remains important.
With the publicity the anniversary has drawn, I anticipate an uptick in claims this year. To help you avoid getting caught in this situation, I dedicated this month’s edition to the Act. It has an interesting and important way of comparing jobs between men and women, of which employers are largely unaware.
Take a look at this month’s edition to fine tune your understanding on this important topic.