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

The Nebraska Equal Pay Law prohibits discrimination in wages solely on the basis of sex for equal work on jobs that require equal skill, effort, and responsibility under similar working conditions. The law covers all public employers and private employers with 15 or more employees for each working day in each of 20 or more calendar weeks in the current or preceding calendar year (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1219 et seq.).
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Under the Law, it is also unlawful to:
• Reduce the wages of any employee in order to comply with the Law.
• Discharge or discriminate against any employees because they have filed a claim or assisted in any manner in the enforcement of the Law.
Pay differentials are permitted if based in good faith on:
• A seniority system,
• A merit system,
• A system based on quantity or quality of production, or
• Any reasonable factor other than sex.
The Nebraska Fair Employment Practice Act (NFEPA) prohibits employers from compensation discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, disability, marital status, and national origin (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1104). The Nebraska Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibits compensation discrimination based on age (40 years and older) (NE Rev. Stat. Sec. 48-1001).
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 claim. An employee alleging discrimination must be able to show that the paycheck or other compensation was affected by a past ...

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