As you have likely gathered with the plethora of recent media coverage, pay equity presents one of the fastest moving issues in the employment law landscape.
Politicians have added the “Pay Gap” to their arsenal of campaign buzz words. The EEOC has proposed a major revision to the Employer Information Report requiring all employers with more than 100 employees to annually submit compensation data to the EEOC beginning in 2017. State legislatures are busy cranking out new and more stringent pay equity laws. The plaintiffs’ employment bar and state Attorneys’ General are taking steps to expand the scope of existing laws.
Employers that stay ahead of this trend will be in the best position to avoid litigation and enforcement actions. And Seyfarth’s Pay Equity Group (PEG) is on top of these issues. Members of Seyfarth’s PEG are providing practical discussions on the pay equity landscape in-person across several of our offices as well as a webinar, which was attended by a record number of employers. Click here to listen to a recording of this webinar. If you are able to join us in Chicago on June 22nd, our attorneys, David Baffa, Annette Tyman, and Christine Hendrickson, will be discussing:
- Recently passed and pending legislation that expands employers’ obligations regarding equal pay for equal (or comparable) work
- The EEOC’s proposed EEO-1 report
- Best practices for conducting a pay equity audit and avoiding pay equity claims
For more information or to register, please click here.
If you have questions regarding Pay Equity, please contact a member of the Seyfarth Pay Equity team.