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Name: Equal Pay Act; Interpretations Rule (29 CFR Part 1620)
Country: United States of America
Subject(s): Non-discrimination
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1986-08-08
Entry into force:
Published on: Federal Register, 1986-08-20, Vol. 51, No. 161, pp. 29816-29826
ISN: USA-1986-R-2487
Bibliography: Federal Register, 1986-08-20, Vol. 51, No. 161, pp. 29816-29826
errata: ibid., 1986-09-15, No. 178, p. 32636
Abstract/Citation: These amendments are the final interpretation of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission regarding the Equal Pay Act (see Fair Labor Standards Act (consolidation), LS 1966 - USA 1). Inter alia, they delineate the basic applicability of the Act and define wages, wage rates, and equal work, in addition to various key jurisdictional terms. They provide guidelines on evaluating the equality of jobs, especially in relation to skill, effort and responsibility. The new Regulations prohibit discrimination with regard to fringe benefits for men and women performing equal work. Other provisions govern certain defences, measures to remedy violations and the relationship of the Act to other equal pay and labour laws as well as to Title VII of the Civil Rights Act (LS 1964 - USA 1 (Extracts), 1972 - USA 1).
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