Employers are required to pay male and female employees the same wage for equal work under similar working conditions. The work must:
- Require equal skill (experience, training, education and ability)
- Require equal effort (amount of physical or mental exertion required to perform the job)
- Require equal responsibility (degree of accountability involved)
- Be performed under similar working conditions.
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In some cases, employers are justified in paying men and women different wages for performing substantially equal work. This occurs when, in setting pay, the employer relies upon a seniority system, a merit system, a system that measures earning by quantity or quality of production, or a differential based on any factor other than the sex of the employee.
The outstanding attorneys at Kalijarvi, Chuzi, Newman & Fitch are experienced in Equal Pay issues, and can determine what qualifies as a violation of this Act and whether an employer's justification is valid.
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