Pay to Play (Or, In This Case, Avoid a Lawsuit) : Pay Equity Issues In The Workplace
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Pay to Play (Or, In This Case, Avoid a Lawsuit) : Pay Equity Issues In The Workplace 

October 25, 2019

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Pay equity continues to be a hot topic in employment law and a growing claim du jour for plaintiffs attorneys. Several states have proposed, or enacted, legislation aimed at greatly expanding the Federal Equal Pay Act.  Key among them is California, where the state's equal pay statute has been the law of the land for a little more than three years. This presentation will explore the significant aspects of California's pay equity law, with its significant financial consequences, and bring clarity to the question of whether organizations are prepared to defend their pay practices. It will also explore the benefits of conducting a privileged pay equity audit to identify pay practices of concern and available remedial measures in advance of a lawsuit. 

 In addition the session will cover some modern compensation practices that will help you avoid fair pay issues in the future.

Miranda Watkins is an attorney in Fisher Phillips's San Diego office. Miranda is passionate about counseling businesses of all sizes on their day-to-day labor and employment issues, offering preventative advice and tools to protect employers.  She is an experienced speaker, and has spoken on a wide variety of employment law topics. To that end, she also currently teaches an employment law class for San Diego State University's College of Extended Studies. She litigates cases on variety of issues, including disability discrimination claims, leaves of absences, wage and hour claims, retaliation and wrongful termination. She represents employers in a range of industries in all areas of labor and employment law. 


Tim is a total rewards expert with over 25 years of corporate and consulting experience in designing and implementing modern total rewards practices that engage employees to drive business results and build success-driven cultures.  His expertise includes executive and broad-based compensation, variable pay design, performance management and sales compensation. Tims experience spans domestic as well as global compensation in high-tech, life sciences, medical device, real estate, manufacturing, energy, mining, retail, outsourcing, healthcare and many other industries.  Graduate of California State University, Hayward with a bachelor's degree in business administration, with an emphasis in HR and finance. Tim also holds the following designations: Certified Compensation Professional, Certified Global Professional in Human Resources, Master Human Capital Strategist and Executive HR Professional from Stanford University.


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