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Pay Equity Questions

1. Review federal laws and regulations regarding both pay and benefits (including the Fair Labor Standards Act, FMLA, HIPAA compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity, the Equal Pay Act, and ERISA) and assess the implications of those laws on the Ford Motor Industry.

2. Assess the various methods for determining internal pay equity and make recommendations about which of these methods are the most appropriate for the Ford Motor industry. Be sure to provide rationale choices.

3. Assess the external pay equity issues in the auto industry, including a determination of external equity using the most common criteria (geographical location, industry, and job characteristics).

4. Identify a process that Ford Motor Industry within the auto industry could use to evaluate specific positions within the company for both internal and external pay competitiveness.

Include at least five sources that address internal and external pay equity and at least two industry or trade sources that discuss aspects of pay equity within the Ford Automotive industry.

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1. Review federal laws and regulations regarding both pay and benefits (including the Fair Labor Standards Act, FMLA, HIPAA compliance, Equal Employment Opportunity, the Equal Pay Act, and ERISA) and assess the implications of those laws on the Ford Motor Industry.
Fair Labor Standards Act:

The fair labor standards act is complied with by the Ford Motors Company industry because the success of the automakers in the US has depended on paying well to the workers and meeting he demands of the unions.
This material is taken from the website: http://www.dol.gov "The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) establishes minimum wage, overtime pay, recordkeeping, and child labor standards affecting full-time and part-time workers in the private sector and in Federal, State, and local governments. Covered nonexempt workers are entitled to a minimum wage of not less than $5.15 an hour. Overtime pay at a rate of not less than one and one-half times their regular rates of pay is required after 40 hours of work in a workweek." http://www.dol.gov.

The FMLA says:
Ford Motor Company gives unpaid leave in compliance with FMLA and does not restrict workers from getting their legitimate leave. Similarly there is no evidence hat other auto makes violate FMLA:
This material is taken from the website: http://www.dol.gov" Covered employers must grant an eligible employee up to a total of 12 workweeks of unpaid leave during any 12-month period for one or more of the following reasons:
for the birth and care of the newborn child of the employee;
for placement with the employee of a son or daughter for adoption or foster care;
to care for an immediate family member (spouse, child, or parent) with a serious health condition; or
to take medical leave when the employee is unable to work because of a serious health condition. "http://www.dol.gov

HIPAA is about:
This material is taken from the website: http://dukehealth1.org
Health insurance portability is there in the Ford Motors Company industry. The industry employees are free to move from one company to another in the automobile industry and no action is taken against the workers.
"The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act, or HIPAA, requires health care professionals to protect privacy and create standards for electronic transfers of health data. The Office for Civil Rights at the Department of Health and Human Services will enforce the regulations and impose penalties on institutions that do not make a good-faith effort on privacy and security." http://dukehealth1.org

Equal employment opportunity:
In Ford Motors Company industry there is no evidence that there is any discrimination on the basis of sex, race or gender.

This material is taken from the website: www.sunysb.edu/diversity" Where all ...

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