Equal Pay Act Assignment Essay

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Equal Pay Act Assignment
HRM6010 – Total Compensation
Submitted by
Prapatsorn Ratanasait
Presented to
October 28, 2014
College of Professional Studies
Northeastern University
Research the Equal Pay Act of 1963: why is it important to know this law when designing the internal alignment piece of your compensation program?
The Equal Pay Act (EPA) means men and women receive the same amount of payment for doing the same work, which it will be illegal if employers pay women less than men or for men who get less paid than women for the same work. This Act was passed in 1963 as a revision to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). Most of complainant was women, which they always recieved less than men. I think this is unfair and against
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However, A receives higher income due to he made more sales. In this case, B cannot claim for the EPA because that does not violate.
That is why it is important for employer to understand the Equal Pay Act truly. First, to protect the organization from sex discrimination, each organization should have pay structure and clarify to their employees carefully. Second, to keep a good image of organization. Whether big or small organization, they do not want to have bad image. Beside of lossing reputation, they might lose a profit and reliability from outsider. So, it is necessary to know the EPA. If employer pays two employees who work at the same duty with different amount, he/she should do a record why they get different paid, just in case that could be a crucial evidence in the future.
Reference
Milkovich, G. T., Newman, J. M. & Gerhart, B. (2011), Compensation, 11th edition, McGraw-Hill Irwin.Written Assignment Grading Form
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Research Equal Pay Act of 1963
Why is the law important when designing the internal alignment piece of a compensation program? The content is comprehensive, accurate, and/or persuasive. The paper develops a central theme or idea, directed toward the appropriate audience. The paper links theory to

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