Solutions for Equal Pay


Congress should adopt The Paycheck Fairness Act. This Act would:

  • Strengthen the protections guaranteed by the Equal Pay Act, passed in 1963.
  • Close a loophole in defenses employers may assert for pay differences between men and women.
  • Prohibit retaliation and strengthens penalties for equal pay violations.
  • Authorize additional training for Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) staff. The EEOC is the government agency that enforces federal employment discrimination laws.


Author: WVPA

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