Assess Valley Hospital’s compliance with the following law based on these scenarios.
1- Equal Pay Act of 1963
Gertrude and Harry are both new coders at PVH. They have been hired at the entry level Coder 1 position which requires an associate degree, which they both recently earned. However, neither of them have previous HIM or coding experience. She will be working the first shift (day, 7 a.m.-3 p.m.), while he works second shift (evening, 3 p.m-11 p.m.). Harry has achieved his CCS credential but Gertrude has not. The rate of pay for Gertrude is $ 14.21 per hour; Harry will be making $ 14.71. Is the pay difference a violation of Equal Pay Act of 1963?
2- Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967
Selena is the HIM director at a 200 bed Hospital. She has had exemplary performance evaluation each of her 35 years (15 of which have been as director of HIM), and is a well-respected leader within the organization. Recent financial difficulties within the hospital have administration looking to cut costs. They have made a determination to dismiss Selena, and hire new director at a reduced salary and fringe benefits.