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Equal Pay

An employer may not pay different rates based on gender. Men and women must receive the same rate of pay if they work:

  • In the same establishment
  • On jobs that need equal effort, skill and responsibility
  • Under similar conditions

The law does permit different rates of pay based on factors other than gender, such as:

  • Length of service
  • Quality of work
  • Quantity of work

The Commissioner of Labor can enforce claims of workers based on violations of the Equal Pay Law similar to other wage payment laws.

It is against Federal law for employers in a business covered under the Fair Labor Standards Act to pay different rates based on gender. 

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