Amazon Reports Pay Equality After Shareholder Pressure

Law360, New York (March 23, 2016, 7:33 PM EDT) -- Female employees at Amazon.com Inc. made the same amount as men last year, the online retail giant announced Wednesday, just a week after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission advised Amazon to let shareholders vote on a proposal asking for a report on pay equality.

Based on a review of the retailer's base and stock compensation last year, Amazon said women earned 99.9 cents for every dollar men earned in the same job, while minorities earned 100.1 cents compared to white employees.

"There will naturally be slight fluctuations from year to year, but at Amazon, we are committed to keeping compensation...

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