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No, there are too many other variables such as education, experience, and tenure that determine a fair salary
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Yes. There should not be a glass ceiling for women. Pay should only be based on job performance, experience, and work ethic. It doesn't matter if they are a man, or a woman. Every person should be scrutinized under the same microscope. 5 years ago from a Green in West Jordan, UT
The Wage gap is a myth, and a law that does this is already on the books. If companies really were paying women 23% less they would hire all women and no men. 5 years ago from a Green in Spring Valley, NV
No because some people do have more education, but make it to where the ones with more education, experience, and tenure are getting paid more than the ones that aren't. If a man and a woman with the same amount of education and experience both get a... 5 years ago from a Green in Lake Orion, MI
Salaries are not fair. The people who do labor jobs and live in the highest risk make the least amount of money. Gender is at best a secondary issue. 5 years ago from a Green in Assaria, KS
Depend on level of productivity. If the male does more/better work in a given amount of time he should make more. If the the woman does more/better work in the given time then she should make more. 5 years ago from a Green in Maple Grove, MN
Yes. All companies should have a publicized pay scale- based on education, experience, and other credentials- that applies equally to all employees. 5 years ago from a Green in Tallahassee, FL
No, because then women become unhireable. Since there is always the possibility of a female employee taking maternity leave, that already makes them less desirable; forcing employers to pay both genders the exact same would eliminate any reason to hire a... 5 years ago from a Green in Uracus (Farallon de Pajaros), MP
Businesses should be required to offer all candidates for the same job the same starting salary, and offer raises according to quality of the work performed. Businesses should be required to have salary information reviewed periodically by the IRS to... 5 years ago from a Green in Pleasantville, NY
The gender wage gap is more a earnings gap due to women going into lower paying, shorter jobs + a majority of them having kids and leaving work. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 is already in effect so raising the earnings of women just so the EARNINGS gap is... 3 years ago from a Green in Newport Beach, CA
Yes. But FMLA health benifits should also be a factor. 4 years ago from a Green in Austintown, OH
Yes, but hourly rates of individuals are already the same. Life style choices affect income. 4 years ago from a Green in Ontario, CA
I think they should be paid the same and both be granted paternity/maternity time. Not all jobs offer this for women, and especially not for men.
I wonder if because women leave and get extra paid time to become a mother of factored into why they... 4 years ago from a Green in Mogul, NV
They already do. The wage gap only exists because more men are in STEM fields which pay more. 4 years ago from a Green in Pasadena, TX
No if it is a privately owned business, yes if it is a publicly traded business. 4 years ago from a Green in Richmond, VA
Employer's should use metrics to measure the performance of their employees justifying any wage disparities. Companies could and should participate in profit sharing to ensure that all employees are receiving a cut of the profits. 5 years ago from a Green in Haslett, MI
Yes, but variables such as education, experience, and tenure should determine fair salary. 5 years ago from a Green in Columbus, OH
Independent salary reviews should be conducted periodically. Companies found to pay women less then men as a trend across all positions should be fined. 5 years ago from a Green in Estes Park, CO
Men and women who perform the same work already receive the same salary. 5 years ago from a Green in Cary, NC
No. Women who devote their lives to their career as many men do deserve equal pay, but the fact remains that many women are less productive over their lifetime due to maternity leave and child-related obligations that few men deal with. 5 years ago from a Green in Brookhaven, WV
Yes, however this already exists. The wage gap is entirely based on poor understanding of statistics and wishful thinking to create a victim narrative. 5 years ago from a Green in Youngstown, NY
Yes, but raises and advancement should depend equally upon the same variables such as education, experience, and tenure in order to ensure fairness. 5 years ago from a Green in Seattle, WA
If a man and woman start the same day then yes the deserve the same pay. If an employer offers longevity raises they may not be at the same rate of pay however they both should receive the same raises according to the employers policies and standards. 5 years ago from a Green in West Wyoming, PA
The government should intervene to require set wages for certain jobs. But a provision should be in place that allows an employee easy access to legal aid to address and evaluate the possibility of wage conflicts. Companies who lose would correct the... 5 years ago from a Green in Independence, MO
No, the decision to assign rates of pay to different people doing the same job is more complicated than their gender. Despite having infinitely more access to an employer's personnels' information it is not the governments business to... 5 years ago from a Green in Riverbank, CA
Disallowing wage negotiations is bad for the worker. Women should be taught how to negotiate. 5 years ago from a Green in Bennett, CO
Men and women, with the same degree and experience, should be paid the same amount. The government should take action against employers who discriminate against employees in this manner. However, negotiations, which wage gap advocates claim account for... 5 years ago from a Green in Derry, NH
The pay gap is a myth because of the variables, and we should be far more concerned with the inequity between the working poor vs the rest of the working world. 5 years ago from a Green in Brunswick, OH
Pay them men and woman equally based on their ability, education, drive, work ethic, passion, devotion, ect. Not based on their gender.
1. an under qualified man makes the same amount as an over qualified woman for the same job. No. Thank you
2. An... 5 years ago from a Green in Tuckahoe, NY
Employers should be required to pay equitably based upon clear, demonstrable set of non-discriminatory factors (e.g., job level, responsibilities, education, experience, etc.), noting that employers should be required to accept direct experience in lieu... 5 years ago from a Green in Durham, NC