FortneyScott and Willis Towers Watson to Host Complimentary Webinar: Solving the Pay Equity Puzzle

Annual compensation assessments are a critical component of every employer’s EEO compliance strategy and many companies are beginning to go beyond the compliance requirements to calculate their statistics to gain an understanding of their gaps.  However, the growing patchwork of federal, state and international laws coupled with data collection requirements and complex statistical analyzes can be paralyzing for any employer.  Join pay equity experts Mickey Silberman and Consuela Pinto from FortneyScott and Nancy Romanyshyn and Mariann Madden from Willis Towers Watson on July 10, 2019 at 12:00 EST as they break down and simplify the steps of a pay equity analysis.

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JOBfindah Webinar: Getting Pay Equity ‘Right

Join Mickey Silberman on Thursday, July 25 at 2:00 ET for this informative webinar on “Getting Pay Equity ‘Right.'” A full description of the presentation is below.

The rules of Pay Equity are changing quickly. Many states have introduced new stringent pay equity laws, and recent important court decisions are quickly changing the pay equity rules. The #MeToo movement has also raised the profile of the issue of pay equity among the policy makers and the courts, and employees today are more aware of pay equity. They are also more comfortable to raise perceived issues of unequal pay at the workplace to you, to the plaintiff’s counsel, and to the federal EEO enforcement agencies such as the EEOC and the OFCCP.

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2019 ILG National Conference: Wage and Hour Update: What HR Professionals Need to Know

Join David Fortney and fellow panelist where they will host, “Wage and Hour Update: What HR Professionals Need to Know” on July 31 at 3:00 CT. A full description of the presentation is below.

The HR Professional’s compliance duties are rapidly expanding. To effectively prepare and implement AAPs, it is necessary for them to understand Wage and Hour laws.

This panel will provide participants:

  • The latest on DOL changes in regulations and enforcement for exempt and nonexempt employees
  • How joint employment and independent contractors are being assessed by DOL and;
  • What federal contractors need to understand about the interrelationship between EEO and Wage and Hour obligations

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ECN Conference Follow Up Webinar – Blue House, Red Senate: What Employers Should Be Watching

After the 116th Congress convened on January 3 with Democrats firmly in control of the House of Representatives and Republicans having a larger majority in the Senate, it seemed very unlikely that any new legislation directly affecting workplace issues would be passed. Anything the House approved was likely to die in the Senate. Nevertheless, our speaker says employers and their counsel shouldn’t lose sight of the ongoing political and legislative developments that are having a direct impression on the workplace. In this session, he will consider:

  • Major changes that occurred during the first two years of Trump’s administration, including the long-term impact of confirming more than 80 federal judges, including two U.S. Supreme Court justices;
  • What employers can expect to see from Washington over the next 6 to 12 months;
  • How key federal agencies like the DOL and the NLRB—fully funded for the 2019 fiscal year—have continued to go about their work;
  • How the government shutdown and lack of quorum affected the EEOC;
  • Impact of the Senate’s failure to confirm agency nominees on the Trump administration’s workforce agenda, and the latest on nominations, confirmations, and key agency vacancies; and

Possible ramifications from new leadership of the House Education and Workforce Committee, Rep. Bobby Scott, who promised to ramp up congressional oversight of the DOL and other administrative agencies

Please join David S. Fortney and H. Juanita Beecher in this follow up webinar.

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FortneyScott’s 2019 Lunch & Learn Series Complimentary Webinar: Why Employers Should Conduct Civility Training

Civility in the workplace has become the newest focus for organizations. Studies show that uncivil behavior in the workplace not only affects morale, but lowers productivity and drives costly turnover.  In this webinar, we will discuss what incivility is, how it impacts your workforce, and what to do about it, along with key elements of civility training and why it makes business sense. 

Please join Leslie Silverman and H. Juanita Beecher on May 15 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET for this timely presentation.

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Update on EEO-1 Part 2 Pay and Work Hours Data Collection

On April 25, the Federal District Court in Washington DC ruled that the EEOC shall collect employer compensation and work hours data for all U.S. employers with 100 or more employees.  The Court has ordered that two years of compensation and work hours data be submitted.  It is certain that employers must submit 2018 data.  The Court ordered EEOC to soon decide whether employers will submit either 2017 or 2019 data.  Although all details have not been fully determined, the Court’s ruling included the following specifics:

  1. April 29, 2019 – EEOC will announce on its website that employers are to undertake preparations for filing their 2018 compensation and work hours data by September 30, 2019.
  2. May 3, 2019 – EEOC will communicate to the Court and to the Plaintiffs a second year of data that will be collected.  Specifically, the Court has ruled that EOOC can either collect 2017 compensation and work hours data or 2019 compensation and work hours data.
  3. September 30, 2019 – This is the date that employers’ 2018 compensation data must be submitted.  Additionally, in the event that the EEOC requires 2017 data to be filed, it also must be filed by this same date.
  4. March 31, 2020 – If the EEOC elects to require 2019 compensation data to be filed, instead of 2017 data, the compensation and work hours data must be filed by this date.
  5. April 5, 2021 – The Court has extended the authorization to collect compensation and work hours data to April 5, 2021.  The Court has relied on “tolling” principles for the time that the original EEO-1 data collection form was stayed by OMB.
  6. Rolling 20-day reports – the EEOC is to provide the Court with status updates every 20 days and the court is retaining jurisdiction to oversee and supervise implementation.  Additionally, the Court specifically stated that if there was a shortfall in the expected participation rate by employers in providing compensation data, that the EEOC was to extend the filing period until the historical reporting percentages are achieved.

A special webinar hosted by FortneyScott and DCI has been scheduled on Tuesday, April 30th  from 12-1 pm ET to provide employers in understanding what this means for them.  Please reach out to your FortneyScott attorney with whom you work to assist with compliance with these requirements.

To register for this timely webinar, click here.

A Patchwork of Pay Equity Laws: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Landscape

Join Mickey Silberman at the Future Workforce: Compensation and Benefits Summit where he will discuss A Patchwork of Pay Equity Laws: Understanding the Legal and Regulatory Landscape. A full description of the presentation is below.

A growing number of US states have strengthened their pay equity laws in recent years, while the federal government has stepped up regulatory enforcement. The net result has been to make it easier for employees to bring pay discrimination claims. Given the heightened risk of litigation, it is imperative that organizations understand the legal and regulatory landscape in order to maintain compliance and proactively protect against legal action. In this session, participants will:

  • Learn about the increasingly complex web of federal and state laws and regulations governing pay equity
  • Understand the requirements that organizations that organizations operating in the US face
  • Explore strategies for achieving and maintaining compliance

For registration information, click here.

 

American Society of Employers Compensation & Benefits Conference: Getting Pay Equity “Right”

Join David Fortney at the American Society of Employers Compensation & Benefits Conference where he will discuss Getting Pay Equity “Right.” A full description of the presentation is below.

The rules of Pay Equity are changing, fast. And the consequences of not getting Pay Equity “right” are growing, fast. The federal government and the states are passing new, aggressive laws to attack the “pay gap”.  And your employees are growing more aware of pay equity and more aggressive raising issues of perceived unequal pay with you and others . . . like unions, company shareholders, EEOC, OFCCP and plaintiff’s counsel.  So how do we adapt and get ahead of the curve? How do we protect our organizations? Join us to learn what you need to know, and do, now.

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FortneyScott’s 2019 Lunch & Learn Series Complimentary Webinar: OFCCP and Higher Education

Colleges and universities face a number of unique issues when complying with their federal contractor obligations. Join FortneyScott’s OFCCP subject matter experts as they discuss nondiscrimination and affirmative action issues impacting academic institutions, including AAP design, IPED v. EEO-1 reports, using establishment AAPs in a campus setting, and compensation issues in a higher education context.

Please join David S. Fortney, Elizabeth B. Bradley, and Burt J. Fishman on Wednesday, April 17 for this informative presentation.

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FortneyScott Lunch & Learn Series – Spring 2019

We are pleased to announce the FortneyScott Lunch & Learn webinar series for Spring 2019! Join FortneyScott’s subject-matter experts each month for a complimentary, hour-long webinar as they discuss timely matters affecting employers and the contractor community.

April 17
12:00 – 1:00 pm
OFCCP and Higher Education

Colleges and universities face a number of unique issues when complying with their federal contractor obligations. Join FortneyScott’s OFCCP subject matter experts as they discuss nondiscrimination and affirmative action issues impacting academic institutions, including AAP design, IPED v. EEO-1 reports, using establishment AAPs in a campus setting, and compensation issues in a higher education context.

Presenters: David S. Fortney, Elizabeth B. Bradley, and Burton J. Fishman

April 30

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Mandatory Arbitration: Present and Future

The Supreme Court’s ruling in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis made clear that mandatory arbitration agreements are valid, even for Title VII claims, and that an employer could impose enforceable class-wide arbitration waivers.  This webinar will review the current status of mandatory arbitration in light of the “#MeToo” movement and examine the increasing number of alternative approaches that Congress is seeking, as well as those the states are enacting and private employers are imposing on themselves.

Presenters: David S. Fortney and Burton J. Fishman

May 15

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Civility Training
Civility in the workplace has become the newest focus for organizations. Studies show that uncivil behavior in the workplace not only affects morale, but lowers productivity and drives costly turnover.  In this webinar, we will discuss what incivility is, how it impacts your workforce, and what to do about it, along with key elements of civility training and why it makes business sense.Presenters: Leslie E. Silverman and Nita Beecher
May 29

12:00 – 1:00 pm

Pay Equity Update

Join FortneyScott’s pay equity experts for a discussion about the most recent developments in the area, including state and international laws, an update on enforcement activities, and best practices for conducting proactive pay analyses in a constantly-changing legal landscape.

Presenters: David S. Fortney, Mickey Silberman, and Sara Nasseri