Equal Pay Act: EPA for Employees
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Equal Pay Act: EPA for Employees

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Updated May 29, 2024

What you'll learn

  • Learn that in 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that for full-time, year-round workers, women are paid about 83% of what men are paid, and this inequity is even greater for Black and Hispanic women.
  • Learn the protections provided by the EPA and how to make a wage discrimination claim.
Course Description

Equal pay for equal work. If two people are doing the same job for the same company, they should be paid the same, regardless of their gender. Right? In 2022, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found that for full-time, year-round workers, women are paid about 83% of what men are paid, and this inequity is even greater for Black and Hispanic women. Historically, women have been paid less than men for doing the same job. In 1963, to address this issue, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, or EPA. Over sixty years later, there’s still a massive wage discrepancy. In this course, we’ll take a closer look at the protections provided by the EPA. We’ll also talk about making a wage discrimination claim.