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Equal Pay Act bans wage discrimination based on gender

The Equal Pay Act of 1963 was signed into law on June 10, 1963 by John F. Kennedy, as part of his New Frontier Program. This United States labor law was aimed at abolishing male/female wage disparity. The Act is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act. It was enacted to rectify the pay inequity that existed between men and women who perform the same job duties.

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