Pay Equity Compliance: Practical Guide for Employers in 2019
Pay equity laws have long been introduced in the labor and employment landscape, but in an effort to eliminate gender pay gap and offer pay transparency to their workers, states and cities have started to review and reexamine their laws.
With pay equity in the limelight, it becomes more important for businesses and organizations to keep themselves abreast with any new compliance regulation to obviate potential discrimination. Along with a stricter pay equity enforcement, employers need to ensure objectivity in setting criteria and compensation policies to avoid discriminatory pay practices and assure compliance with the current pay equity legislation.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals will provide the audience with a sneak peek of the recent pay equity landscape. Speakers will discuss in depth the best compliance strategies that businesses must know in light of the most updated activities in the pay equity environment. They will also enumerate practical tips to comply with these laws and minimize legal exposure.
Key topics include:
- The 2019 Pay Equity Landscape
- Pay Equity Compliance Strategies
- Recent Trends and Updates
- Common Risks and Pitfalls
- Practical Guide for Employers
- What Lies Ahead
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Introduction and current laws and state nuances.
Baker & Hostetler LLP
- Notable Parties and Industries Affected by Wage Disparity
- Developments in Private Class Actions and Collective Action Decisions
- Impact of Salary History on Equal Pay Litigation
- EEOC Enforcement and the Role of the #MeToo Movement
- Other Decisions Involving Pay Equity and Strategies for Avoiding Litigation
Resolution Economics Group LLC
Audits, gathering data, statistical stand points etc.
Duane Morris LLP
- Audits under attorney-client privilege: the benefits and limitations
- Common mistakes in conducting the audit
- Systemic issues that go beyond the audit that may result in pay disparities
- Corrective actions without admissions
- Preventive steps to mitigate pay disparity going forward
Lynne Anne Anderson is a practiced jury and bench trial lawyer who handles a wide range of employment litigation, including class actions. Her litigation background gives her the insights necessary to provide strategic counseling to clients, including with regards to implementing fair pay audits as well as updating policies and protocols to be compliant with emerging pay equity laws. Lynne serves as Co-Chair of the Labor and Employment Group's Gender and Pay Equity Team and regularly speaks and writes on pay equity compliance. Colleagues confirm that Lynne talks “to” clients, not “at” them and puts herself in their shoes to offer practical advice. In Chambers USA 2016, clients described Lynne as "wonderful to work with" and feel her "skills in the courtroom and out are magnificent" and in 2017 clients said she is “incredibly hard-working and thinks outside the box to achieve the client’s goal.” Lynne is a member of the American Employment Law Council, Academy of New Jersey Management Attorneys, Litigation Counsel of America as a Senior Fellow, and has been repeatedly recognized as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys by New Jersey Super Lawyers. Lynne also co-chairs Drinker Biddle’s Women Leadership Committee, and is a past President of the New Jersey Women Lawyers Association.
Lynne Anne Anderson is a practiced jury and bench trial lawyer who handles a wide range of employment litigation, including …
Amy Traub is the Chair of the National Labor & Employment Group at BakerHostetler and the Coordinator of the New York Labor & Employment Practice Team. She is also the editor of BakerHostetler’s Employment Law Spotlight Blog, which is designed with an eye to help employers avoid litigation.
She is an experienced employment litigator and adviser, focusing her practice on the management side of employment law matters for clients in all industries, with a particular focus on the health care and retail industries.
She advises chief executives, human resources and legal departments on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship, including federal and state wage and hour concerns; discrimination; harassment; retaliation; leaves of absence; religious and disability accommodations; background check processes and forms; and compliance with employment laws. She also serves as designated outside employment law counsel for a number of clients with respect to federal, state and city agency complaints, and federal and state lawsuits involving all manner of employment disputes.
Amy is ranked in Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business as a leader in the field of Labor and Employment, where she has been described as being "very good at seeing all sides of things and discussing the risks in a way that is very easy for someone who's not a lawyer to understand" (Chambers USA 2015).
Amy was also named a BTI Client Service All-Star in 2016. Only 312 attorneys across the country received this distinction.
Amy Traub is the Chair of the National Labor & Employment Group at BakerHostetler and the Coordinator of the New …
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 …
Jonathan A. Segal is a partner in the Employment Group, admitted in both New York and Pennsylvania. Jonathan is also the Managing Partner of the Duane Morris Institute, the educational arm of the practice group. Formerly a litigator, Jonathan’s practice focuses almost exclusively on maximizing legal compliance, minimizing legal risk and helping clients connect culture with compliance to achieve their business goals, Jonathan has provided training to federal judges for more than 20 years and was appointed to the EEOC Select Task Force on Harassment. Jonathan’s practice has a particular emphasis on holistic approaches to maximizing pay equity and minimizing harassing conduct. Jonathan has had published more than 300 articles on employment issues, including pay equity. Jonathan has been cited as a national authority in major media platforms, such as the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
Jonathan A. Segal is a partner in the Employment Group, admitted in both New York and Pennsylvania. Jonathan is also …
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About Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
Drinker Biddle is a national, full-service law firm providing litigation, regulatory and business solutions to public and private corporations, multinational Fortune 100 companies and start-ups. Since 1849, we have built a reputation for outstanding legal results and a sophisticated, forward-thinking approach to every client engagement.
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About Baker & Hostetler LLP
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – Business, Employment, Intellectual Property, Litigation and Tax – the firm has more than 940 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is widely regarded as having one of the country’s top 10 tax practices, a nationally recognized litigation practice, an award-winning data privacy practice and an industry-leading business practice. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $13 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit www.bakerlaw.com to learn more out services and capabilities.
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 Duane Morris LLP
Duane Morris LLP, a law firm with more than 800 attorneys in offices across the United States and internationally, provides innovative solutions to today’s legal and business challenges to a broad array of clients. Throughout its more than 100-year history, Duane Morris has fostered a collegial culture, where attorneys collaborate to leverage our collective knowledge and experience. Duane Morris has more than 30 employment lawyers throughout the country, including in states with some of the more robust pay equity laws, such as California, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York. Relevant to pay equity, Duane Morris’ benefits attorneys are in the Employment Group. This is of particular value since pay inequity is more likely to happen at higher levels with regard to variable compensation, equity grants and other aspects of executive compensation.