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Equal Pay claim turns on wage rate, not total compensation (access required)

Where an employee alleges she was paid less than male comparators, the court should only consider an employee’s base salary or wage rate, and not additional compensation like commissions. Background This appeal arises from the district court’s grant of summary judgment to Tactile Systems Technology Inc. on Tracy Sempowich’s discrimination, retaliation and Equal Pay Act claims. Discrimination The district ...