A Closer Look At The Current State Of Equal Pay

Law360, New York (April 4, 2017, 2:06 PM EDT) -- Three months, four days. That’s how much longer the average woman needed to work into 2017 — until Tuesday, Equal Pay Day — to make the same amount of money as their male counterparts did in 2016.

Women on average are compensated by about 80 percent of every dollar a man receives for the same work. Closing that gap has been a federal goal since the Equal Pay Act passed in 1963 with the goal of eliminating gender-based wage disparity. You’d think 53 years would be enough time for everyone to get the message, but you’d be wrong.

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