JFKWHP-AR7993-B (crop): Martin Luther King, Jr. and Civil Rights Leaders with Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy and Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson, 22 June 1963

1961

Civil Rights Commission Extension
H.R. 7371 — Public Law 87-264, approved September 21, 1961
Extends the Civil Rights Commission for 2 years, or until September 30, 1963.  

1963

Civil Rights Commission Extension
H.R. 3369 — Public Law 88-152, approved October 17, 1963
Extends the life of the Civil Rights Commission for 1 year to September 30, 1964.

Equal Pay Act of 1963
S. 1409 — Public Law 88-38, approved June 10, 1963
The Senate unanimously approved a bill establishing as the national policy - that an individual who does equal work must be paid equal compensation regardless of his or her sex.

This measure amends the Fair Labor Standards Act which now requires employers to pay that amount of wages which Congress considers to be the minimum necessary for decency and basic human needs - $1.25 an hour; that employers who require the services of their employees beyond a 40 hour workweek must provide additional compensation to such employees at a time-and-one-half rate; and that the Secretary of Labor has the power to prescribe the condition and hours of work for children. This bill now adds the additional requirement that no employee can be paid a wage rate less than that given to another doing the same work, because of his or her sex.

Only those employers who are now subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act will be included within the coverage of this bill.