The Current State of Equal Pay Laws

Source: Katherine McAnallen, Legisbrief, Vol. 23 no. 40, October 2015

The subject of wage inequality between the sexes remains a contentious topic, although it has been more than 50 years since the Equal Pay Act and the Civil Rights Act were passed. Although the wage disparity has decreased since the late 1970s, it reflects the long road to realizing equal pay in the workplace.