BLR Webinar: Pay Equity Audits – What to Do Right Now to Minimize Legal Risks

Event Start Date:
March 26, 2020
Event End Date:
March 26, 2020
Event Venue:
1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

As pay equity and equal pay have become hot topics, pay discrimination claims are on the rise. And the momentum continues to grow—quickly. More than a dozen states and several major cities have passed new, aggressive equal pay laws designed to make it easier for employees to bring (and win) pay discrimination claims while for federal contractors pay discrimination has become OFCCP’s major focus.

This growing “patchwork” of federal, state, and local laws poses particularly worrisome challenges for all employers but especially for multistate employers. For instance, how can multistate organizations comply with different and often contrasting laws from state to state? How can organizations proactively address pay equity issues before being targeted for internal complaints, EEOC charges, OFCCP investigations, and the growing wave of private litigation?

Also, how can an organization find and fix the unexplained disparities that lurk within its pay systems? And, can an organization do this all “under privilege” so it doesn’t have to turn over its efforts in discovery in response to demands from increasingly savvy plaintiffs’ counsels and enforcement agencies?

Join us on March 26 when Attorneys Nita Beecher and Consuela Pinto of Fortney Scott will deliver an in-depth webinar outlining how to take a proactive and strategic approach when addressing the growing pay equity challenges your organization faces.

After attending this webinar you’ll be able to:

  • Identify how the growing patchwork of new state and big-city equal pay laws mean for your organization and how to respond
  • Take advantage of the “safe harbors” under many new state equal pay laws to protect your organization from claims and liability
  • Conduct a self-audit of your pay system to find and fix unexplained disparities
  • And much more!

Register for this webinar on BLR’s website.

BLR Webinar: COVID-19 – Business Continuity Action Plan Development and Emergency Response Protocols

Event Start Date:
April 10, 2020
Event End Date:
April 10, 2020
Event Venue:
2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Eastern

With COVID-19 (Coronavirus) rapidly spreading throughout the United States, now is the time to prepare for how your organization will respond to various situations if the virus directly affects business continuity.

But, does your organization have a plan for how the business will continue to operate when faced with a pandemic illness like this or other unplanned incidents, such as natural disasters, theft of business information, or fire?

There is an imperative need to have plans, methods, and systems in place to cope with destructive natural events that provide advance warning (such as an epidemic, pandemic, or hurricane), as well as unanticipated natural events such as earthquakes, floods, and tornadoes. The highest priority, therefore, is pragmatic: plan and be prepared for natural disasters and their aftermath so that the business can survive and recover.

Join us on April 10 for an all-new webinar with Attorney Nita Beecher of Fortney Scott and emergency preparedness expert Lucien Canton, CEM on how to develop a business continuity action plan to manage operational and business risks so you can continue business in the event that normal operations need to be suspended due to a public health emergency like the possible outbreak of COVID-19 or any other circumstances that are out of your control.

After attending this webinar, you’ll be able to:

  • Draft and implement your own business continuity plans to mitigate the harmful effects COVID-19 could have on your workforce
  • Develop a flexible policy for working hours and remote work in response to this public health emergency
  • Anticipate the impact supply-chain disruptions could have on your business, and educate business leaders on action steps they should be taking to minimize financial supply-chain-related risks
  • Elevate HR’s role in emergency response and business continuity planning overall

Register for this webinar on BLR’s website.

FS Lunch & Learn: Challenges Employers Face During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Event Start Date:
April 1, 2020
Event End Date:
April 1, 2020
Event Venue:
Noon-1pm ET

The second complimentary Lunch & Learn webinar presented by FortneyScott to assist employers.

Two weeks after the declaration of a National Emergency to address the coronavirus outbreak, this second Lunch & Learn presentation will examine the challenges employers continue to face in responding to the coronavirus pandemic and how rapidly changing governmental and private responses are affecting the workplace and workforce.  Join FortneyScott’s attorneys on April 1 at 12:00 noon (Eastern) for this timely complimentary Lunch & Learn webinar addressing the workplace during the coronavirus pandemic.

In this second webinar, we will address the following key considerations:

  • Employee health and safety in the event of a local outbreak, including the latest updates on employers’ obligations under the OSH Act
  • How working remotely has changed ideas of “the workplace”
  • Efforts to adjust leave policies to meet the challenges of extended absences
  • Integrating federal support opportunities into your leave and payroll practices
  • Avoiding harassment and stigmatization of workers
  • Potential lasting impacts of “emergency” health care options on American expectations

Join FortneyScott attorneys David Fortney, Burton Fishman, and Nita Beecher for the complimentary Lunch & Learn webinar, “Challenges Employers Face during the Coronavirus Pandemic.” Click here to register.

To download a copy of the first Lunch & Learn webinar, “Coronavirus and the Workplace,” presented March 12, 2020, click here.

FS Lunch & Learn: Coronavirus and the Workplace

Event Start Date:
March 12, 2020
Event End Date:
March 12, 2020
Event Venue:
Noon-1pm ET

Coronavirus:  It’s coming to your business. How will it impact your workers and workplace?  Understanding your employment law obligations is essential for working through this evolving emergency.  Join us on March 12 at 12:00 noon (Eastern) for a timely Lunch & Learn webinar to discuss responding to this outbreak.

In the webinar, we will address the following key considerations:

  • Employee health and safety in the event of a local outbreak, including obligations under the OSH Act
  • Re-evaluating your policies, including sick leave, PTO, and telecommuting
  • Complying with Federal and state leave and accommodation obligations, e.g., ADA, FMLA
  • Avoiding harassment and stigmatization
  • Understanding your collective bargaining obligations
  • Addressing employee travel and business plans
  • Establishing and implementing a communications protocol

Join FortneyScott attorneys, David Fortney, Burton Fishman, and Nita Beecher for a complimentary webinar.  CLICK HERE to register.

NILG – July 28-31 (DC)

Event Start Date:
July 29, 2020
Event End Date:
July 29, 2020
Event Venue:
Washington, DC

An All-Female Pay Panel: “Woman-splaining” Pay Equity”

Presenters: Elizabeth Bradley; Joanna Colosimo (DCI); Lisa Harpe (DCI), Michelle Duncan (JacksonLewis)

An all-female, multidisciplinary expert panel will share their perspectives on pay equity, the pay gap, and the glass ceiling.  Learning objectives: (1) developing knowledge on the interconnection between pay equity and glass ceiling analytics to provide organizational recommendations; (2) avoiding pitfalls when implementing salary remediation strategies; (3) developing practical strategies for establishing a successful pay equity or glass ceiling project with a focus on the end result and impact it will create.

Higher Education Panel: Real Scenarios for Real Compliance

Presenters: Elizabeth Bradley; Joanna Colosimo (DCI); Anita Jenious (Vanderbilt)

A cross disciplinary panel of higher education experts – a D&I Director; I/O Psychologist; and Attorney – use real scenarios for a robust discussion on solving the unique challenges of OFCCP compliance faced by institutes of higher education.  Learning Objectives: (1) how to navigate compliance between regulatory requirements and Agency guidance; (2) how to incorporate OFCCP’s compliance recommendations into the higher education environment; (3) how to develop compliance solutions while maintaining the essence of the higher education environment.

World@Work Total Rewards Conference – June 7 – 10 (Minn)

Event Start Date:
June 9, 2020
Event End Date:
June 9, 2020
Event Venue:
Minnesota

An All-Female Pay Panel: “Woman-splaining” Pay Equity”

Presenters: Elizabeth Bradley; Joanna Colosimo (DCI); Lisa Harpe (DCI), Michelle Duncan (JacksonLewis)

An all-female, multidisciplinary expert panel will share their perspectives on pay equity, the pay gap, and the glass ceiling.  The panel will discuss the relationship between pay equity, pay parity, and the glass ceiling; the pay adjustment process in light of identified pay disparities; and policy changes that may be required.  The panel will focus on the implications of undergoing such studies, including important considerations before beginning the project and an understanding of what may be required in response to the findings.  The discussion will emphasize what is practical to implement for organizations in influencing impactful change.

SIOP Conference – April 23 – 25 (Austin)

Event Start Date:
April 24, 2020
Event End Date:
April 24, 2020
Event Venue:
Austin, TX

A Tale of Two Pay Gaps: An All-Female Expert Pay Equity Panel

Presenters: Elizabeth Bradley; Joanna Colosimo (DCI); Lisa Harpe (DCI); Kathryn Mantoan (Orrick)

All of us have seen the term “pay gap” in the media. This panel convenes I-O psychologists and employment lawyers for discussion of challenges in conducting pay equity studies. Presenters will define what the pay gap is, explain the differences between the adjusted and unadjusted gap, review what the research suggests are the causes, and connect to broader topics of pay equity and EEO.

DOL Joint-Employer Rule: What Employers Need to Know

Event Start Date:
February 5, 2020
Event End Date:
February 5, 2020
Event Venue:
From 12:00 - 1:00 pm ET

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST

The Department of Labor has issued its Rule on Joint Employer status, setting out the government’s position on this controversial issue.

Join subject-matter experts Nita Beecher and Burt Fishman from FortneyScott for a free, hour-long webinar as they discuss what employers need to know about the new Rule, including:

  • The 4 criteria to determine Joint Employer status;
  • The role of “reserved rights”;
  • The decrease of liability on franchisors and “the gig economy”;
  • Additional Joint Employer rules on the horizon; and
  • The next steps from Congress and the States in this volatile debate.

Register for this complimentary webinar here.

 

How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Analysis

Event Start Date:
December 11, 2019
Event End Date:
December 11, 2019
Event Venue:
2:00 pm ET

Webinar:  How to Conduct an Effective Pay Equity Analysis
Date: December 11, 2019 at 2:00 pm ET
Hosted by: Jobfindah
Presented by: Mickey Silberman

The focus on pay equity is here and continues to grow. In response, more and more employers are making the decision to conduct proactive pay equity analyses, hoping to find unexplained pay gaps and make substantial pay adjustments in the hopes of closing those gaps. But too many employers are rushing to conduct – either themselves or by outsourcing to a consultant – analyses that produce inaccurate and often misleading results. And then they make pay adjustments that do not fix the underlying issues that created and perpetuate those gaps. Attorney Silberman’s presentation will focus on the actions employers can take to fix this.

There is no cost to attend but seats are limited.  CLICK HERE to reserve your spot.

Please note that the webinar is approved for 1-hour of HRCI credit.

FortneyScott 2019 Lunch & Learn Series – 2019 Employment Year in Review

Event Start Date:
December 18, 2019
Event End Date:
December 18, 2019
Event Venue:
Time: Noon - 1:00 pm ET

FortneyScott 2019 Lunch & Learn Series – 2019 Employment Year in Review
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
Time: Noon – 1:00 p.m. EST
Cost: Complimentary

Join David Fortney and Mickey Silberman of FortneyScott for a complimentary, hour-long webinar as they review the many significant developments for employers in 2019, and look ahead to 2020. Topics covered will include:
• Recent Supreme Court decisions impacting the workplace,
• New executive orders and legislation,
• An update on EEOC and DOL enforcement, including OFCCP and the Wage & Hour Division,
• And more!

CLICK HERE to register.
By participating in this webinar, you will earn 1.0 PDCs towards SHRM recertification.