Equal Pay for Equal Work Poster
Ensure your compliance with federal laws that prohibit compensation discrimination, including the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 that reversed a Supreme Court decision.
Federal discrimination laws specifically prohibit employers from basing an employee’s compensation on their sex (gender), race, age, religion, national origin, or disability. These laws include the Equal Pay Act (EPA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA). Judgments in compensation discrimination lawsuits can include back pay, salary adjustments, liquidated damages, and payment of the plaintiff’s attorney fees. Pay-related claims are also highly likely to expand into class action litigation.
As his first legislative act, President Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter FairPay Act, which overturned a Supreme Court decision regarding the statute of limitations on compensation discrimination charges. Under the law, the length of time allotted to file a compensation-related claim resets with each new pay period, regardless of when the discriminatory practice began. Legal experts expect the law to result in a significant increase in compensation discrimination charges, particularly among women and minorities.
Our Equal Pay for Equal Work Poster establishes and communicates a nondiscriminatory compensation policy and informs employees of their rights and obligations under applicable laws. Posting this notice in the workplace demonstrates good-faith compliance and can help prevent frivolous claims from employees by informing them about legal reasons for pay disparities (such as performance, experience, skills, and qualifications).