Sharing Salary Data: When Is It Safe vs Criminal? - NEW!


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Compensation professionals routinely gather and sometimes share salary data, putting them at risk for violating Antitrust laws. The egregiously obvious wage-fixing deals that get companies in trouble are well documented. But the less obvious red flags like participating in meetings or gatherings where employment and salary decisions are discussed can also put employers at risk for running afoul of antitrust laws. And now these violations may be prosecuted as criminal instead of civil charges.

This increased scrutiny from the Department of Justice Antitrust Division, under President Trump, means that all HR practitioners need to understand what types of activities and behaviors are potentially illegal. This session will educate participants on the DOJ’s “Antitrust Guidance for Human Resource Professionals” and provide strategies for avoiding antitrust pitfalls.

Key takeaways from this session include:

  1. Identify the boundaries established for benchmarking and participating in and/or using compensation surveys that conform with the regulations
  2. Understand the basics of antitrust law
  3. Learn the DOJ’s position on the ways employers may violate antitrust laws
  4. Learn the penalties and risks associated with violations
  5. Identify strategies for conducing HR activities with minimal risk of antitrust violations.

Learn how to avoid antitrust pitfalls in your organization. Register today.

Course Schedule

Sharing Salary Data: When Is It Safe vs Criminal? - NEW!
  • Tue, Oct 16, 2018   
  • Virtual Classroom
  • Your live session will be held from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm Eastern

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M. Kimberly Hodges

Ogletree Deakins

Kim Hodges is a shareholder in the Memphis office of Ogletree Deakins and has practiced employment law and litigation for over eighteen years. Prior to joining Ogletree, Kim was Lead Counsel in Federal Express Corporation’s litigation and employment group and worked in various roles in the HR departments of ServiceMaster – TruGreen ChemLawn, Trailmobile, and Riceland Foods.

Throughout her career, Kim has amassed a wealth of employment and commercial litigation experience and defended corporate clients as first-chair counsel in state and federal courts across the United States at both the trial and appellate level. Kim has also defended clients in matters before the EEOC, the Department of Labor, and appeals before the Administrative Review Board.

Kim’s litigation experience runs the gamut of employment law and related issues, including: all types of employment discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, FLSA classification, state and federal disability discrimination and accommodation, public access for disabled individuals, FMLA leave and interference, ADEA, complex contracts, non-competition and non-solicitation agreements, trade secrets, whistleblower claims, tort claims, and antitrust/unfair competition.

Kim is licensed in Tennessee and Mississippi and was recently named one of the Memphis Business Journal’s 2018 “Best of the Bar” honorees.

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    .25 Credits

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