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EEOC Now Collecting Pay Data So It Will Be Easier To Sue You

Government at the state and federal level seem fixated on the concept of equal pay for equal work.  I believe that the great majority of Americans believe in this concept.  However, it is difficult to put it into practice.  In California the Legislature passed the Paycheck Fairness Act that requires employers to pay employees for "substantially similar work."  Of course, the devil is in the details.  What does "substantially similar work" mean?  We are told to look at the "composite of skill, effort and responsibility."  That really is of no help.  The law basically instructs us to apply mu

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