Examples of Merit-Based Pay
The Equal Pay Act, signed into law in 1963, requires employers to fairly compensate all employees based on their level of expertise, experience, production quality, and other relevant factors, or risk being charged with pay discrimination. While there are many ways in which an employer can be unfairly compensating employees, using a merit-based pay system is one way in which an employer can legally pay some employees different wages for the same type of work.
Even if your employer uses merit-based pay, you may be not receiving the full amount of pay you deserve for the work you are completing. If this is the case, you need a skilled Austin equal pay lawyer of The Melton Law Firm fighting to ensure your rights are protected. Contact us at 512-330-0017 today to find out how we can help.
Legal Pay Disparities
Paying employees different wages for the same job may be legally allowable for any of the following reasons:
- Producing more work than other employees
- Gaining more clients for a company
- Taking on extra duties or contributing in areas outside of their regular responsibilities
If you believe that you have the same qualifications as another employee and are performing at the same level, yet are receiving less pay, you should contact a qualified equal pay attorney who can advise you on your legal rights.
You should not let unfair pay discrimination continue longer than it already has. Contact our Austin equal pay attorneys of The Melton Law Firm at 512-330-0017 to discuss what legal options are available to you.