San Jose Equal Pay Attorney
Both California and the U.S. have equal pay acts, California Labor Code §1197.5 and 29 USC §206(d), respectively. They are laws that are designed to have equal pay for males and females who do substantially equal work. At the San Jose law office of Habbu & Park, we work to ensure compliance with both Equal Pay Act laws.
Both laws are very similar. Several factors are considered in determining if both genders are receiving equal pay. These include the skill required to do the job, the physical or mental exertion needed to perform the job, whether the responsibilities are equal, whether the employees are part of a seniority system or merit system, whether compensation is measured by quality or quantity, if the difference in pay is due to something other than sex or gender, and if the work conditions are similar. An employee may file a lawsuit under either law without first filing an administrative claim, charge, or complaint with a government agency. Nonetheless, an employee can file a federal Equal Pay Act claim with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. An employee can file a state Equal Pay Act violation with the CA Department of Industrial Relations, Division of Labor Standards Enforcement.
Contact Our Equal Pay Law Attorneys Today
If you are faced with an equal pay issue, please contact the competent and experienced counsel in the Bay Area at Habbu & Park for an informative consultation. To schedule a consultation please contact us at 408-993-9577, email us, or visit us at 95 South Market Street, Suite 530, San Jose, California 95113.