Equal Pay Act (EPA)

This act prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex with respect to wages. Under the EPA, wages paid for equal work on jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions must be equally applied to both sexes.

Courts have found that a pay structure that compensates heads of households differently from those employees performing the same job who aren’t heads of households violates the EPA.

EPA Resource from the Brotherhood Mutual Safety Library:
Asking Job Candidates What They Earn Could Cost You