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Equal Pay Act Toolkit



The Equal Pay Act of 1963 (EPA) is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) signed into law by President Kennedy in June 1963. The legislation is administered and enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). The EPA “prohibits sex-based wage discrimination between men and women in the same establishment who perform jobs that require substantially equal skill, effort and responsibility under similar working conditions.” 

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Higher Ed HR (HEHR) Perspective


There is nothing unique about higher education that requires special consideration under the Equal Pay Act. College and university administrators must integrate the requirements of the EPA into new or existing compensation policies.

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