Must I Always Pay A Male And Female Employee The Same Wages For Similar Work Or Are There Exceptions For Experience And Seniority?

The objective of the Equal Pay Act is to prohibit employers from discriminating between males and females in the payment of wages for similar work being performed. However, seniority and merit may be used as a determining factor in determining wages if a company has a bias­free seniority and merit system.

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