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

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

Join Mickey Silberman 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: 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.

Please join David S. Fortney and Burton J. Fishman on Tuesday, April 30 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM ET for this timely presentation.

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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

Pay Equity – State of the Current Art

Hosted by the Washington Area Total Rewards Association, David Fortney will present Pay Equity – State of the Current Art. This program will explore some of the latest approaches to establishing Pay Equity.

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The Institute for Workplace Equality’s 2019 Annual Summit

The Institute for Workplace Equality two-day Annual Summit is an important and timely conference for federal contractors. With new leadership, new directives and a commitment to transparency unseen in previous administrations, it is imperative federal contractors stay up to speed on the latest compliance developments. Join us as The Institute’s conference faculty and special government agency guests will provide participants with the most in-depth insights into the latest activity at OFCCP, EEOC and other federal agencies.

Join David Fortney, Leslie Silverman and Mickey Silberman for this informative conference.

Presentations include:

  • Washington’s Insiders: What’s new with the OFCCP and EEOC – David Cohen, David Fortney, Mickey Silberman
  • Preparing for OFCCP Compliance Checks – David Cohen, Mickey Silberman
  • When Details of an Open OFCCP Audit become Public – David Fortney
  • Interactive Process on Disability – Requesting Accommodations, What would you do, What’s your Process? – Lynn Clements, Leslie Silverman
  • Setting the Stage for Pay Day – Mickey Silberman
  • Updates on Directive 2018-05: Analysis of Contractor Compensation Practices During a Compliance Evaluation – Lynn Clements, Mickey Silberman
  • Analytics Panel – Pay Equity Analytics Panelists: David Cohen and Bob LaJeunesse, Ph.D., Acting Director of Enforcement and Branch Chief of Expert Services Moderator: David Fortney

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ABA International Committee Midyear Meeting: The Age Conflict: Aging Workforces, Increased Retirement Ages Versus the Rising Numbers of the Young Unemployed

David S. Fortney will moderate a panel of labor and employment attorneys from the US, UK and Argentina on the dichotomy of Increased Retirement Ages Versus
the Rising Numbers of the Young Unemployed. A full description of the presentation is below.

The aging workforce, Millennial job hopping, and an increasing number of young unemployed present challenges for employers around the globe. In the U.S. alone, ten thousand Baby Boomers turn 65 every day, and this is a trend that will continue until 2030. Many organizations are shifting their attitudes toward older workers as a result, but how are these changes impacting the workplace? This panel will examine the trends in various countries and varying experiences, together with underlying contributing factors, and steps that employers are considering and taking to meet these challenges, as well as what these developments mean for workers.

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Employment Counsel Network: Blue House, Red Senate: What Employers Should Be Watching

Join David S. Fortney at the Employment Counsel Network where he will present 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;

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National Conference on Equal Employment Opportunity Law: Unraveling of the Regulatory State

David S. Fortney will moderate a panel of subject matter experts on regulatory reform proposed by the Trump Administration, a full description of the presentation is below.

Regulatory reform and changes to address the ever-expanding regulatory state have been a top priority for the Trump Administration. These regulatory roll- back efforts are taking place across the government, including executive orders requiring federal agencies to repeal two regulations for each new regulation issued, as well as to determine whether any rules and regulations are outdated and no longer apply, and whether the burdens the agencies are imposing outweigh the benefits. Within this climate, OFCCP has issued no new regulations, and EEOC’s attempts to publish guidance on workplace harassment have been pending with the Office of Management and Budget and not authorized for publication. These regulatory reform efforts also are reflected in sub-regulatory guidance and litigation positions, including amicus briefs filed by the U.S. Department of Justice supporting a baker’s religious rights to not provide a cake for a gay couple’s wedding, and challenging Harvard University’s affirmative action student admission programs – both illustrating roll-backs of the Obama Administration’s positions. This panel of experts will discuss these developments and their impact, as well as what the future holds for workplace discrimination standards and EEO enforcement as the regulatory changes continue.

Moderator:
David S. Fortney, Fortney & Scott LLC, Washington, DC

Speakers:
Terri Guttman Valdez, Terri Guttman Valdez LLC, Coral Gables, FL
Jenny R. Yang, Open Society Foundations, Washington, DC

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