Employee Paid Case Study

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For a company to pay employees equally, it is important to have someone regulate equal pay more. It has improved throughout the year, but it could be regulated more than it is. It started with the Equal Pay Act of 1963. You see cases like Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co., Inc. Ledbetter was paid a lower salary than some of the male managers due to her gender and was given low rankings and lower raises. The Equal Pay Act of 1963 “mandates that women and men who do equal work must receive equal pay” (Ferrell, Fraedrich, & Ferrell, 2013). The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 was signed by President Obama and the act states “longstanding position that each paycheck that contains discriminatory compensation is a separate violation regardless of when the discrimination began” (Equal Pay Act of 1963 and Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009, n.d.).
The only way anyone should be paid differently that holds the same position is if they are doing extra work outside of their job description, such as taking on more responsibility when another employee is out. I do not think this is regulated enough by most companies. To strengthen this law, I would also add that each Human Resource team within every organization have an annual audit of all evaluations for each employee. This would insure each gender is paid equally and if someone was given a lower ranking, they would have to have documentation to back up the reason for the low ranking. This could be proof of their low performance compared to the rest of the employees with the same job description.
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