Despite the passage of the Equal Pay Act in 1963, women still lag significantly behind in pay. While many may say the discrepancy is caused by lifestyle choices, it appears that pay discrimination is still an on-going concern. Unfortunately, pay issues are difficult to investigate due to a lack of information.
For this reason, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) have been looking for ways to get more pay information in order to address the continued discrepancy in pay. One of the ways is the use of a new EEO-1 form where employers will report not only traditional demographic data but also pay information. The reports will require reporting of W-2 wages and not just base pay. Companies that are required to file the EEO-1 must ensure compliance with federal statute and regulations. Are you prepared to comply with the requirements for proper EEO-1 reporting?
How the EEOC and OFCCP will utilize this information is far from clear. Many experts believe that the data will result in “false positives” that suggest that your pay practices are discriminatory. You need to be able to defend against claims of discrimination with regard to your pay decisions. It is clear that the government is no longer going to accept that pay discrepancies are a result of lifestyle choices.
This session, by expert speaker Susan Fahey Desmond, will prepare you for the upcoming changes and will address what you need to be doing now to ensure that you can protect your company against claims of pay discrimination.
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- Mark Tabakman
Susan Fahey Desmond is a partner with Jackson Lewis, LLP, which has offices in over 54 cities across the United States. She has been representing management in all aspects of labor in employment law since 1985. She is listed in Best Lawyers in America and has been named by Chamber USA as one of America’s Leading Business Lawyers for labor and employment law. She is also listed in...
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