Washington Equal Pay Opportunity Act
Equal Pay and Opportunities Act prohibits gender pay discrimination and promotes fairness among workers by addressing business practices that contribute to income disparities between genders. More information can be found on the Washington website.
What do employers need to do?
Employers in the state of Washington should review their existing policies and practices. The law prohibits any gender-based discrimination in providing compensation between employees who are "similarly employed". Businesses will need to justify pay differences based on "bona fide job-related factors".
Our consulting service
We can help your organization determine pay equity. We will group comparison employees who perform "comparable work" and compare base pay rates by gender utilizing the "bona fide" factors recognized under the Act.