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Pay Transparency: How To Navigate New Trends Relating to Employee Pay and Salary Histories

Pay Transparency: How To Navigate New Trends Relating to Employee Pay and Salary Histories

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Pay Transparency: How To Navigate New Trends Relating to Employee Pay and Salary Histories

Live Webinar: Thursday, November 16, 2017

1:30 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern/10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pacific


WEBINAR SNAPSHOT: Learn how to transition to better pay transparency without getting ensnared in legal traps.



Employers used to have near-total control over pay data and pay conversations. Those days are ending: 

  • California A.B. 1209 (which has been sent to the governor’s desk for signature) would require employers of more than 500 employees in California to submit info on gender pay differentials to the state every two years; the info would then be made publicly available online. 
  • Many cities and states have passed laws prohibiting questions about a job candidate’s salary history, with more enacting similar bans all the time. 
  • Federal contractors may not retaliate against employees or applicants who ask about pay or disclose information about what they, or others, are making. 
  • Social media discussions about pay, as well as pay-data websites (such as Glassdoor), make it easy for employees to find out salary information that used to be highly private. 


There’s no fighting the pay-transparency tide—the only question is how you, as an employer, can ride it successfully (and without triggering a costly lawsuit).

Join us on November 16, when a compensation expert and an employment attorney will discuss the challenges of forced transparency and related issues, and how you can transition to pay transparency while avoiding legal pitfalls. 

You’ll learn: 

  • What pay transparency is, what forced transparency means, and who’s affected by it 
  • The latest trends and updates on pay transparency 
  • The importance of pay program design, the new measures of pay equity in a transparent world, and how to set pay rates without knowing a candidate’s pay history 
  • The benefits of a transparent compensation program and potential downsides to pay transparency 
  • Laws that protect employees who discuss compensation and any limits on those protections 
  • How to move from pay conversation confidentiality to openness if you’re considering the transition—and how to avoid legal issues and pitfalls in the process 
  • How to turn negatives into positives, and communicate the transition effectively to employees 
  • And much more! 

About Your Presenters

David WudykaDavid Wudyka, MBA, BSI 
Managing Principal 
Westminster Associates 

David Wudyka, MBA, BSIE, is managing principal and founder of Westminster Associates, manages and oversees all company operations, including the design, development, and implementation of all client HR programs. With more than 30 years of professional HR experience, he has a strong interest today in the increasingly emerging role of the HR department as a strategic partner, employee retention strategies, and group incentive plans. Mr. Wudyka was one of the first 200 people in the United States to be certified in the field of Compensation by the former American Compensation Association. He also teaches the SHRM Certification Program at Bryant University, and is on the Adjunct Faculty at UMass Boston. 


H. Juanita Beecher, Esq.H. Juanita Beecher, Esq. 
Counsel 
Fortney Scott 

Nita Beecher is a nationally recognized expert on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) and U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) matters. She is Counsel to Fortney & Scott, LLC with a focus on OFCCP regulatory affairs. Ms. Beecher’s primary focus is labor and employment law with substantial experience with class investigations by the EEOC and OFCCP. She has more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law particularly with class investigations by the OFCCP and the EEOC. From 2000 to 2015, she led networks of senior diversity, EEO and affirmative action corporate practitioners as well as senior in-house labor and employment lawyers. Ms. Beecher served as an in-house counsel in major corporations for more than 20 years where she advised in-house clients on labor and employment law issues including, among other matters, OFCCP "Glass Ceiling" audits, EEOC class age investigations, implementation of the ADA, and FLSA Wage and Hour audits, and developed a self-audit tool for McDonnell Douglas Corporation and The Boeing Company. Ms. Beecher also worked as in-house counsel for E. I. duPont de Nemours & Co., Consolidation Coal Company and Arch Coal Company. In 2011 Ms. Beecher was selected by the National Research Council of the National Academies to participate in the Expert Study on Measuring and Collecting Pay Information from U.S. Employers by Gender, Race, and National Origin. Requested by the EEOC, the report by the panel was issued in 2012. Ms. Beecher has been a regular speaker at the ILG National Conference since 2004 and she moderated the opening panel for the 2015 conference in New York City. 

 

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