Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments

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This report begins by presenting data on earnings for male and female workers and by discussing explanations that have been offered for the differences in earnings. It next discusses the major laws directed at eliminating sex-based wage discrimination as well as relevant federal court cases. The report closes with a description of pay equity legislation that has been considered or enacted by Congress in recent years.

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Feder, Jody & Collins, Benjamin May 20, 2016.

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This report begins by presenting data on earnings for male and female workers and by discussing explanations that have been offered for the differences in earnings. It next discusses the major laws directed at eliminating sex-based wage discrimination as well as relevant federal court cases. The report closes with a description of pay equity legislation that has been considered or enacted by Congress in recent years.

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Feder, Jody & Collins, Benjamin. Pay Equity: Legislative and Legal Developments, report, May 20, 2016; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc855749/: accessed May 21, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.