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Equal Pay: Equal Work

April 28, 2021
Equal Pay : Equal work
Everyone wants to come to America to live the American dream. Did you ever think why
everyone wants to come to the United States? The United States is a step up for a lot of people.
Most people come here and are paid less then the Americans that have been here all their lives.
Businesses move to different places so they can have employees that work for less. More than
half the times the pay is not enough to live off.
First let us get right into the basic part of what equal pay means. Equal pay means
“the right of a man or woman to receive the same pay as a person of the opposite sex
doing the same or similar work for the same or a similar employer.” (Equal pay) Now let us get
to the part of the statement equal work for equal pay which means in my terms. If I am doing the
same work as any individual, we all should be getting the same pay as each other. Equal pay for
the work we do. No one should get paid more or less.
In the United States we have something called The Equal Pay Act of 1963. “This Act is a
United States labor law amending the Fair Labor Standards Act, aimed at abolishing wage
disparity based on sex (see Gender pay gap). It was signed into law on June 10, 1963, by John F.
Kennedy as part of his New Frontier Program. In passing the bill, Congress stated that sex
discrimination” (Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended)
Equal pay Act of 1963 into the sections and how it is stated the laws set out as it is in the
US labor department: This all comes from (Equal Pay Act of 1963, as amended)
SEC. 206. [Section 6]
“(d) (1) No employer having employees subject to any provisions of this section shall
discriminate, within any establishment in which such employees are employed, between
employees on the basis of sex by paying wages to employees in such establishment at a rate less
than the rate at which he pays wages to employees of the opposite sex in such establishment for
equal work on jobs the performance of which requires equal skill, effort, and responsibility, and
which are performed under similar working conditions, except where such payment is made

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