WHAT IS EQUAL PAY FOR EQUAL WORK?
Equal pay for equal work means that men and women who do the same job or jobs that require equal skill and responsibility must be paid with equal wages and benefits under the law called the Equal Pay Act.
However, some payment schemes that may look discriminatory do not necessarily violate the Equal Pay Act. This law allows different payments to men and women if they are based on:
• Seniority systems
• Merit systems
• Systems measuring earnings by quantity or quality of production
• Or even salary differentials that come from unequal starting salaries
David Payab, Esq. from The Law Offices of Payab & Associates can be reached @ (818) 918-5522 or by visiting http://payablaw.com/