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

Purpose

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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Exceptions

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