Equal Pay Act

Est. June 10, 1963

Background and Requirments

Prevents sex based discrimination in pay

Job may not be identical, but must be substantially equal

The amount of effort and mental exertion affects the pay

More responsibility = more pay

Working conditions is a big factor in pay


Depresses wages and living standards for employees necessary for their health and efficiency

Prevents the maximum utilization of the available labor resources

Constitutes an unfair method of competition.

"Minimum skills, minimum wage"

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Any employee under an amusement or recreational establishment, organized camp, or religious or non-profit educational conference center

Any employee under a bona fide excecutive