Litigating Equal Pay Claims: Privilege, Expanded Establishment, Proposed Legislation, Pay Audits, State Analogs

A live 90-minute CLE video webinar with interactive Q&A


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

1:00pm-2:30pm EDT, 10:00am-11:30am PDT

Early Registration Discount Deadline, Friday, February 19, 2021

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This CLE webinar will provide employment counsel with practical advice on litigation trends in federal and state equal pay laws, which have been on the rise and are anticipated to continue to do so under the Biden administration. The panel will discuss the proposed changes to the Equal Pay Act, including expanding damages and how the potential expansion of the definition of "establishment" encourages claims.

Description

Pay equity issues are of increasing concern to employers and employees alike, and proposed changes to the Equal Pay Act and the new presidential administration encourage further exploration of these claims. Several states have robust pay equity statutes, including California, New Jersey, and Delaware, and more state legislation has been proposed. Multi-million dollar settlements of class actions and public claims by diverse groups occur every week.

Shareholder groups now routinely demand that companies conduct pay audits to ensure employees are being paid fairly and in compliance with these laws and to mitigate future risk.

If amended, the Equal Pay Act may result in significant additional claims because expanding the definition of "establishment" increases the potential for damages. Further, these complicated claims require that employment counsel must prepare proper statistical models that assist in both class certifications and estimations of damages.

Listen as our expert panel discusses employers' increased risk in pay discrimination claims. The panel will address the potential changes in the Equal Pay Act and the likelihood of trends in upcoming cases related to class certification and how data is used to support claims and defend potential pay equity violations.

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Outline

  1. History of the Equal Pay Act and the proposed amendments
    1. Damages
    2. Establishment
  2. State analogs
  3. Pay audits
  4. Privilege
  5. Use of statistical analysis

Benefits

The panel will review these and other key questions:

  • How have equal pay and pay discrimination laws evolved over the years, and what is the expected outcome of the current amendments proposed to the Equal Pay Act?
  • How should a company and counsel conduct a pay audit?
  • What statistical methods are most commonly requested by employment counsel to avoid and resolve pay equity claims?
  • What best practices should employer counsel utilize when implementing proactive pay audits, selecting statistical models, and developing jury presentation strategies?

Faculty

Gagnon, Matthew
Matthew Gagnon

Partner
Seyfarth Shaw

Mr. Gagnon is a partner in the Chicago office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the Labor & Employment...  |  Read More

Additional faculty
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