The Equal Pay Act of 1963
Also known as: EPA; Equal Pay Act
Signed into law by John F. Kennedy
June 10, 1963
Prohibition of sex discrimination: 29 U.S.C. § 206(d)
Full codification information at Legal Information Institute
The Equal Pay Act of 1963 generally requires covered employers to provide equal pay to persons performing the same job regardless of gender. Since the EPA is an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the law prohibits employers from retaliating against an employee who files a claim under the EPA or cooperates with an investigation of such claim.