Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects


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The Equal Pay Act of 1963 includes the following components of 'pay' EXCEPT _____.

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1. According to the EEOC, there can be pay differentials between male and female employees if _____.

2. Which of the following is not one of the four general factors used to determine if the work is equal for purposes of the EPA?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

There are several details involved in the Equal Pay Act (EPA), and this quiz/worksheet combo will help test your knowledge of them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments will test your understanding of the following items:

  • Four general factors for determination of equal work
  • Enforcement of the Equal Pay Act
  • Pay gap between men and women in 2013
  • Year the EPA was enacted
  • Requirements under the EPA for men and women employees

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related management lesson
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast pay rate statistics between men and women
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the factors in determining if the work is equal among men and women of the same job
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the history of the Equal Pay Act

Additional Learning

To learn more about the factors in determining the equality of work and pay among men and women, review the corresponding lesson titled Equal Pay Act: Definition and Effects. The lesson addresses the following objectives:

  • Define the Equal Pay Act
  • Explore the general rules and factors of the GPA
  • Explain the present gap in pay among men and women with the same jobs
  • Cover the enforcer and enforcement of the EPA
  • Present the improvement from the enactment year of the EPA