Pay Equity and Benefits

Pay Equity and Benefits

This is a discussion post; 3-4 sentences will suffice. Answer must be substantial and free from any grammatical errors. The responses need to be comprehensive. List references.

I. Determine the importance of equal pay between men and women. Then, suggest two (2) valid reasons why their pay may be different for the same position. Justify your response. Please watch the you tube videos below to assist in your response.

II. Assess the importance of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when an employer provides benefits of any kind. Classify two (2) pros of an employee using the benefits that the employer provides and at least one (1) con that may be a conflict for an employee using such benefits. Note: Refer to cases in your textbook as you formulate your response. I have provided the names of the cases below. Please obtain from internet.


1.Harrison v. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. 773 F. 3d 15 (4th Cir. 2014)

2.Battoni v. IBEW Local Union No. 102 Employee Pension Plan 594 F. 3d 230 (3d Cir. 2010)

3.Whitley v. BP, P.L.C. 838 F.3d 523 (5th Cir. 2016)

Answer preview

According to the Equal Act of 2010, both genders, both female and male, should be paid equally for similar work. It is regardless of whether an employee is on a temporary or part-time basis since the period of working for the employer is not significant when determining pay equity. One of the valid reasons under the A.C.T. when their pay may differ for similar positions include skill shortages, rotating shifts, or unsocial hours. Other genuine reasons involve working at night and geographical differences, such as London weighting (Hutchison, 2018). Another logical reason is when the jobs are not of equal value based on a fair job evaluation scheme that does not discriminate against sex. On the other hand, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission provides stipulations for a differential in pay for the same positions. Variations in pay nare only permitted based on factors such as quantity or quality of work, merit, or even seniority but not sex.(384words)