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The New Meaning of the Equal Pay Act’s Promise of Pay Equity

June 14, 2018

Via: HR Hero
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Never before has the Equal Pay Act (EPA) gotten so much attention. In fact, “pay equity” has become a term that every employer must understand. That’s because courts have begun examining the meaning of pay equity under the EPA, and legislatures are expanding the reach of pay equity and limiting employers’ inquiries into prospective employees’ salary history.

On March 14, 2018, a federal judge approved a $45 million settlement between Family Dollar Stores and a class of 37,000 female managers who claimed they were paid less than men in the same positions.

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