Equal Pay

The Equal Pay Act passed in 2009 requires that men and women in the same workplace be given equal pay for equal work. The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal. Job content, rather than job titles, determines whether jobs are substantially equal. The Act covers all forms of compensation including salary, overtime, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, travel expenses, and other benefits.