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Equal Pay Act 0f 1963

Discuss the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Why is it difficult to enforce the Equal Pay Act 0f 1963?

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Under the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), an act was created in 1963, which required that regardless of gender, men and women in the same workplace environment must be paid the same amount. According to the U.S. EEOC, "The jobs need not be identical, but they must be substantially equal." What this means is that the requirements of a position, not the official title of a position, determine if jobs are equal in terms of contextual nature. Many individuals who heard of the Equal Pay Act of 1963 assume that equal pay means only compensation (e.g. a paycheck)... This assumption is entirely incorrect. The U.S. EEOC website states, "All forms of pay are covered by this law, including salary, overtime pay, bonuses, stock options, profit sharing and bonus plans, life insurance, vacation and holiday pay, cleaning or gasoline allowances, hotel accommodations, reimbursement for travel expenses, and benefits."

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This solution provides a detailed explanation of the Equal Pay Act 0f 1963 and it's implementation from 1963 to present. Additionally, this solution discusses the difficulty of enforcing the Equal Pay Act 0f 1963. References are cited to support the answer.