Equal Pay Act for Managers

Equal Pay Act for Managers

Updated Apr 29, 2020

In 1963, President Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act, making equal pay for equal work, regardless of gender, the law of the land. Nevertheless, over 50 years later, the gender wage gap endures. In 2015, the U.S. Census Bureau found that for full-time, year-round workers, women made about 80 cents for every dollar earned by men. As a manager, it's important for you to know that the gender wage gap is real, and it is illegal. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 requires men and women be given equal pay for equal work in the same establishment. To learn more about these requirements, let's take a closer look at what the EPA means by equal pay, equal work, and the same establishment.