Global Pay Equity: A Tour Around the World

2020 Annual Conference & Exposition
Pay equity models aren’t the same everywhere. Learn what applies to where you operate.

Learn how to navigate the challenging demands of pay equity laws around the world.  This session covers the difference between “pay equity” and “equal pay for equal work.”  Comparisons will be made between the litigation-based North American model and the reporting-based European model by using specific examples from the U.S., Canada, France, Germany, Switzerland, the UK, Australia, Japan and China.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the pay equity requirements in major international jurisdictions
  • Identify issues in your organization’s global pay practices
  • Assessing your workforce to identify disparities
  • Implementing pay practices designed to comply with the increasing demands of new laws and regulations.
Date(s) & Time(s): 
Sunday, June 28, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm
Presenter: 

William David Wright

William David
Wright

Bill Wright is a partner in the Philadelphia and Washington, D.C. offices and is the chair of the firm's International Employment Practice Group. He counsels employers on various global employment, compensation and benefit issues related to employees abroad, as well as foreign nationals working in the U.S. and the employment of U.S. permanent residents and citizens abroad. Bill has worked with compliance issues related to hiring, retention and separation of employees in a multitude of jurisdictions. His experience with global employment issues has helped him assist our clients with international operations on all seven continents, including Antarctica. Bill has assisted clients with the implementation of strategic planning and policy development with respect to global HR practices and policies. He has also assisted clients with the management of litigation and employment controversy matters in numerous international jurisdictions. Bill has also counseled clients based outside the United States with the special considerations that are required when complying with U.S. employment and employee benefit rules and regulations. Bill is regularly involved with resolving questions related to privacy and data protection issues.

Session Type: 
Concurrent Session
Competency: 
Global & Cultural Effectiveness
HR Expertise
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