“Minding the Gap” – Reducing the Risk of Pay Discrimination Claims: Pro-Active Measures and Best Practices

September 26, 2017 11:35am

Jay F. Glunt

Reed Smith LLP.

Jeffrey Webb

Ropes & Gray LLP

Ali Saad, Ph.D.

Resolution Economics LLC

  • Survey and detailed analysis of the state pay equity laws that are increasingly popping up across the country; different state nuances and pitfalls to avoid
  • Counseling clients on proactive measures and best practices to prevent and defend pay discrimination claims
    • Best practices for evaluating and drafting defensible compensation policies and procedures
    • Performing statistical analyses by partnering with experienced labor economists and statisticians
    • Advising on employment policies and practices that may impact pay (e.g. hiring practices, job descriptions, performance reviews, etc.
  • Addressing the recent trend of banning salary history inquiries during the hiring process – what implications is this having on employers and how  to navigate this
  • What role is the Trump administration’s EEOC recently playing in this space? What trends are we seeing in private litigation of these claims?
  • The latest pay transparency protections and how employers should best handle them
  • The most effective ways to conduct and manage a pay equit preemptive audit / conducting a pay equity audit when operating under varying state regulations