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Kansas Equal Pay/Comparable Worth: What you need to know

The Kansas Equal Pay Law prohibits employers from paying employees of one sex a lower wage than that paid to employees of the opposite sex for work on jobs requiring equal skill, effort, and responsibility, performed under similar working conditions. The Law applies to all employers in the state regardless of size (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1205).
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Retaliation prohibited. Employers are prohibited from discharging or discriminating against any employee who has filed a wage complaint, instituted a proceeding, testified in a proceeding, or is about to take any such action (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1210).
Variations in pay for male and female employees in the same classification of work are allowed if based on:
• Seniority
• Merit
• Quantity or quality of production
• Other reasonable factors not related to gender
Such pay variations must also be exercised in good faith.
The Kansas Act Against Discrimination prohibits an employer from compensation discrimination on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, disability, national origin, or ancestry (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1009). The Kansas Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of age (40 years of age or over) (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1111 et seq.). Both acts cover private employers with four or more employees and all state and local government agencies, regardless of size (KS Stat. Sec. 44-1002).
Under the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, the federal fair employment laws were amended so that each paycheck affected by an employer's prior discriminatory practice or decision constitutes an unlawful discriminatory act that triggers a new deadline for filing a pay discrimination ...

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