Equal Pay Lawyers
When employees perform equal work, they should receive equal pay. If you’ve been discriminated against with your wages, the time to act is NOW. Contact the award-winning equal pay attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm today to get the fair treatment and pay you are owed.
The Effects of Wage Inequality
The Equal Pay Act was enacted by Congress in 1963, yet gender wage inequality remains a documented issue for many women in the workforce. The latest earnings report from the Department of Labor details a roughly 20% wage gap between men and women during the fourth quarter of 2018, a far cry from the empowerment and equality that the Equal Pay Act promises to safeguard.
Although California has lowered its own wage gap below 17% through the passage of the 2016 California Fair Pay Act, unethical businesses continue many unfair practices that discriminate against women.
The effects of these unfair wage practices have far-reaching consequences for employees and their families. Because of reduced earnings, women receive less retirement income, are steered towards lower-paying jobs, and are unable to pay off their loans as promptly—putting them years, even decades behind their male counterparts.
If you are not being fairly compensated for your work, you should consult with a reputable employment lawyer to determine what can be done. Since 2007, the nationally-recognized attorneys at Wilshire Law Firm have aggressively fought for wage inequality victims and their families, standing right by their side every step of the way.
Determining Wage Inequality
When comparing one job to another to determine whether wage inequality is occurring, a number of comparison guidelines have been established to decide whether the work performed in each position is substantially similar. When examining the contents of each job, many of the following aspects will be scrutinized:
- Skill Level—The experience, education, ability, and training required for each job, NOT the skills possessed by each employee. Seniority and merit are permissible factors for dissimilar rates of compensation.
- Effort—The physical and mental effort levels required to perform in each position. Quantity or quality of work may be considered in a company’s compensation structure.
- Responsibility—The accountability level each position reaches.
- Work Environment—Physical surroundings and workplace hazards are included.
- Establishment—The wage inequality must be occurring at the same physical location, even for businesses with multiple separate locations.
The strength of a wage inequality claim often rests on the direct evidence you are able to gather. Wilshire Law Firm’s proven employment lawyers can help you gather documents, videos, witness statements, and other evidence that can prove invaluable to your pay discrimination claim. Using our specialized knowledge, Wilshire Law Firm assists victims of wage inequality, ensuring that they receive the pay, benefits, and compensation they deserved.
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With more than $400 million recovered for our clients, you owe it to yourself to contact the equal pay lawyers at Wilshire Law Firm NOW by calling (800) 522-7274, or by filling out our online contact form.
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