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Justified Wage for Workers

The practice of defining minimum wages dates back to the 19th Century. In an effort to settle wage disputes, Australia and New Zealand created governing bodies to set the minimum rates for workers based on industry. The United States followed suit in the beginning of the 20th Century. Although the original American regulations only applied […]

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The Worth of Comparable Worth

In 1985, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) ruled that it would no longer aid women who based discrimination cases on the principle of comparable worth. This decision by the EEOC followed in the footsteps of a similar decision made earlier that year by the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (Nyren, 1985). These changes […]

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