A Look at Federal and State Equal Pay Laws: Unique Perspectives from In-House Counsel, Outside Counsel, and a Labor Economist
The increasing emphasis on gender-based wage discrimination, as well as the varying equal pay laws implemented in many states, makes it imperative for employers and employees to be well-versed of existing pay statutes, compliance updates and recent cases.
This Webcast provides unique perspectives from in-house counsel, outside counsel, and a labor economist.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help employers and counsel understand the important aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the pay statutes, issues to consider, and practical advice for addressing pay equity risks.. Speakers will also offer tips and strategies as well as best practices.
Key topics include:
- Overview of the Equal Pay Act (EPA)
- State Equal Pay Statutes
- In-house counsel
- Recent Enforcement Actions
- Compliance Tips
Zina Deldar, Of Counsel
Paul Hastings LLP
- Legal Landscape for multi-state employers
Paul F. White, Partner
Resolution Economics Group LLC
- Will handle statistical side
Peter Cooper, Corporate Counsel
- Internal challenges for in house counsel
Who Should Attend:
- Employment and Labor Lawyers & Attorneys
- In-house Counsel
- Employment Law Counsel
- Employers and Employees
- Employee Relations Professionals
- Human Resource Executives
- Top Level Management
- Public and Private Employers
Paul White is a Ph.D. labor economist and a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Resolution Economics. He specializes in the economic and statistical analysis of employment discrimination issues, including compensation, hiring, promotions, and terminations. Dr. White’s practice also includes EEOC and OFCCP investigations, and FLSA wage and hour matters. Dr. White has conducted hundreds of proactive compensation analyses for employers of all sizes, including creating statistical models for employers as part of their annual compensation reviews.
Dr. White also serves as an expert witness in employment litigation and has extensive testimony experience in local, state, and federal courts.
Dr. White received his Bachelor of Science degree in economics from James Madison University and his Masters and Ph.D. degrees from North Carolina State University, where he focused on labor economics, statistics, and health economics.
Paul White is a Ph.D. labor economist and a Partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Resolution Economics. He specializes …
Zina Deldar is of counsel in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San Francisco office. Ms. Deldar represents multinational companies in all aspects of employment law litigation and counseling. Her experience ranges from handling administrative complaints and single plaintiff claims to class and collective actions involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and wage-and-hour claims under federal and state laws. In addition, Ms. Deldar speaks and advises on, and defends employers against California Fair Pay Act claims and related pay equity laws. She also trains clients on evaluating employment practices that affect compensation.
Ms. Deldar also advises, writes, and speaks on federal contractors’ obligations under Executive Order 11246 and related statutes and regulations, and represents contractors in connection with building their compliance program and in compliance audits by the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (“OFCCP”). Ms. Deldar has significant experience counseling clients on reductions in force and compliance with applicable federal and state laws. She represents pro bono clients in immigration proceedings and advises non-profits on employment law.
Zina Deldar is of counsel in the Employment Law practice of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s San …
Peter Cooper is Corporate Counsel in the employment law department at Google LLC. In his role, Mr. Cooper is responsible for overseeing the company's wage-and-hour compliance initiatives, including fair pay acts and other compensation-related legislation. Mr. Cooper also manages wage-and-hour class actions brought against the company. In addition to this work, Mr. Cooper provides support for the company's global sales organization, including reviewing commission and sales plans, overseeing workplace investigations, and providing day-to-day counseling work.
Peter Cooper is Corporate Counsel in the employment law department at Google LLC. In his role, Mr. Cooper is responsible …
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About Resolution Economics Group LLC
Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.
Founded in 1998, Resolution Economics is a leading provider of litigation consulting services in employment class action matters. We have provided expert testimony across the nation in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single-plaintiff matters alleging discrimination on the basis of age, race, gender, and national origin/ethnicity, in recruitment and hiring, promotion, pay, termination, and other employment practices. Resolution Economics' Labor and Employment team also regularly consult to clients involved in many types of regulatory settings, such as EEOC, OFCCP, and DOL investigations. Our work has been performed in the context of both litigation and proactive consulting. In the wage and hour area, Resolution Economics examines exempt status for groups of workers, studies payroll and timekeeping data, analyzes meal and rest period claims and off-the-clock work, as well as donning and doffing and various issues. We also regularly consult on wage and hour issues in compliance settings.
About Paul Hastings LLP
Paul Hastings provides innovative legal solutions to many of the world’s top financial institutions and Fortune 500 companies in markets across Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States.
We offer a complete portfolio of services to support our clients’ complex, often mission-critical needs—from structuring first-of-their-kind transactions to resolving complicated disputes to providing the savvy legal counsel that keeps business moving forward.
Since the firm’s founding in 1951, Paul Hastings has grown steadily and strategically along with our clients and the markets we serve. We established successful practices in key U.S. and European cities, creating a broad network of professionals to support our clients’ ambitions. In addition, we were one of the first U.S. law firms to establish a presence in Asia, and today we continue to be a leader in the region. Over the past decade, we have significantly expanded our global network of lawyers to assist our clients in financial centers around the world, including the emerging markets of Latin America.
Today we serve our clients’ local and international business needs from offices in Atlanta, Beijing, Brussels, Century City, Chicago, Frankfurt, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, Milan, New York, Orange County, Palo Alto, Paris, San Diego, San Francisco, São Paulo, Seoul, Shanghai, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.
Drawing on the firm’s dynamic, collaborative, and entrepreneurial culture, our lawyers work across practices, offices, and borders to provide innovative, seamless legal counsel—where and when our clients need us.