Pay Equity Keeps Getting More ‘Comp’licated

2018 Employment Law & Legislative Conference
Learn about the quickly growing pay equity challenges employers face and how to be proactive and strategic in protecting your organization.

Repeated from Monday at 1:45 p.m.

Equal pay is a hot topic, and pay discrimination claims are on the rise. The momentum continues to grow, quickly. In the past year, seven states and several big cities have passed new, aggressive equal pay laws designed to make it easier for employees to bring and win pay discrimination claims. This growing “patchwork” of federal, state and local laws poses complex challenges for national and multistate employers. How do we comply with different and often contrasting laws from state to state? How do we proactively address pay equity issues before we are targeted for internal complaints, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission charges, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs investigations and private litigation? How do we find and fix the unexplained pay disparities that lurk within our pay systems? And how do we do this under privilege so we don’t have to turn over our efforts in discovery in response to demands from increasingly savvy plaintiffs’ counsels and enforcement agencies? In this session, find out how to be proactive and strategic in response to the growing pay equity challenges employers face. You will:

  • Learn about the growing patchwork of new state and big-city equal pay laws, what they mean practically, and how to respond.
  • Learn how to conduct a proactive self-audit of your pay system to find and fix unexplained pay disparities.
  • Learn how to take advantage of the “safe harbors” under many new state equal pay laws to protect your organization from claims and liability.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 11:00am to 12:15pm

Mickey Silberman


Mickey Silberman Esq. is a Shareholder with the law firm of Fortney & Scott LLC and is Chair of the firm’s Affirmative Action & Pay Equity Practice Group. Mickey is a nationally recognized expert and public speaker on diversity and inclusion programs, initiatives and best practices. He helps national employers develop and execute on innovative D&I programs that “move the needle” and get real results. 

Location: Congressional B
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Concurrent Session
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