4.1.2 Equal Pay Act

The Equal Pay Act prohibits an employer from paying different rates of pay to employees of the opposite sex for performing jobs that are substantially similar, unless such discrepancy is in fact based on any factor other than sex.  Discrimination on the basis of gender is prohibited for work requiring equal skills, effort, and responsibility when it is performed under similar working conditions.  The Act applies whether the employee is classified as an exempt or a nonexempt employee under the FLSA.