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Concerns about pay inequality have intensified in recent years, with politicians, media and the public voicing strong opposition to employers paying women and other historically marginalized groups less for the same or substantially similar work. In addition to Federal regulations, states and cities across the U.S. are increasingly adopting pay equity laws in an effort to close pay gaps. In Massachusetts, revisions to the state Equal Pay Act will go into effect on July 1, 2018, substantially broadening the scope of that law and imposing new restrictions and obligations on employers.
Compliance with intersecting equal pay laws can be daunting, placing a huge burden on corporate counsel and HR departments. Getting this important issue wrong can have serious ramifications for employers. Class action lawsuits focused on fair pay are increasing, and negative publicity can hurt employee recruiting, retention and customer relationships. On the flip side, many employers are touting their record on pay equity to gain a strategic edge in their field. During this program, attendees will receive both an update on recent developments and compliance guidelines and recommendations for dealing with this rapidly evolving area of the law.
Registration and Breakfast: 8:00 - 8:30 am
Program: 8:30 - 10:00 am