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A Woman's Wage three quarters a man's wage--and Uncle Sam says that ain't right.

This story appears in the March 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Despite real progress in recent years, the glass ceiling still exists. According to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), the average working woman earns only 75 cents for every dollar a man earns. "That gap is too wide," says DOL spokesperson Chung Seto.

This pay discrimination is an outright violation of the Equal Pay Act. If you don't pay workers the same money for doing the same job, given identical background and experience, it could cost you plenty in fines.

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