Pay Equity and Statistics: Avoiding and Defending Claims

Minimizing Liability for Compensation Practices Through Statistical Analysis and Proactive Audits

Recording of a 90-minute CLE webinar with Q&A


Conducted on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

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Program Materials

This CLE webinar will prepare employment counsel to use statistical analysis to avoid and defend pay inequity claims. With the recent Novartis trial and other cases as background, the panel will offer strategies for implementing proactive audits, selecting statistical models, and developing jury presentation strategies.

Description

Employers in the current legal and political environment face a dramatically changing scenario involving employee compensation. The environment is rife with pay discrimination claims carrying potentially large exposure for employers.

Contemporaneously, Congress is considering significant changes to the governing laws, and the enforcement agencies have announced heightened scrutiny and increasing investigative efforts.

From class certification to determination of liability to estimation of damages to comments to juries in aid of litigants' arguments, statistical analysis currently plays a critical role in employment litigation. Statistical modeling is likely to become even more significant in pay equity matters.

Listen as an employment attorney and statistical expert explain employers’ increasing risk exposure to pay discrimination claims. Using the recent Novartis trial and other cases as background, the panel will prepare employment counsel to use statistical analysis to avoid and defend against claims of pay inequity.

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Outline

  1. Current trends in compensation equity
    1. Litigation trends
    2. Legislative trends
    3. Government enforcement trends
  2. Proactive practices to avoid or minimize liability
    1. Pay audits
    2. Compensation analyses and privilege issues
    3. Documentation
    4. Record retention policies and practices
    5. Training for supervisors and managers
  3. Use of statistical methods in pay equity cases

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 pay equity debate underway in Congress?
  • What statistical methods are most commonly requested by employment counsel to avoid and resolve pay equity claims?
  • What best practices should employers counsel utilize when implementing proactive pay audits, selecting statistical models, and developing jury presentation strategies?

Faculty

Jonathan L. Sulds
Jonathan L. Sulds

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Greenberg Traurig

He has represented leading employers since 1974 in virtually every aspect of their engagement, protection,...  |  Read More

Dr. Debo Sarkar
Dr. Debo Sarkar
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Analysis Group

He specializes in litigation support and research engagements for law firms, corporations, financial institutions and...  |  Read More

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