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Where is the Line on Making Public Pay Gap Disclosures & Should You Cross It?

LIVE Feb 19, 2020: 12:00pm - 1:30pm Eastern

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For those ready to “go public,” this session will discuss the practical considerations and best practices for what to say when making public statements about pay equity.

Companies face unprecedented pressure to make public statements about pay equity. Calls for pay transparency come from employees, shareholders, government agencies, and even civil advocacy groups. Studies show being open and honest about “pay gaps” can be a smart business move. But at the same time, saying the wrong thing can lead to PR and legal headaches for years to come. So, what’s a company to do?

In this timely session, an equal pay-focused employment attorney will walk through the current landscape of “pay transparency” issues, while providing practical advice for those considering public disclosures about pay equity.

For those ready to “go public,” this session will discuss the practical considerations and best practices for what to say when making public statements about pay equity.

You’ll leave this session with:

  • An understanding of the considerations for deciding whether to make public statements about pay equity
  • Definitions for key terminology in the equal pay space
  • Identification of legal obligations around pay transparency
  • An understanding of what strategies other companies are doing to be transparent about pay
  • Tips on what language is safe to use when crafting public statements about pay equity


Scott Pechaitis
Attorney | OFCCP & Pay Equity

Scott Pechaitis is an employment law attorney in Jackson Lewis’ specialty Pay Equity Resource Group. Scott works closely with companies to conduct proactive Pay Equity Audits. He works closely with the Firm’s in-house statisticians, computer programmers and data analysts to assist employers in identifying and addressing legal “Pay Gaps.” Scott also defend employers in class/collective actions, EEOC investigations and audits by the OFCCP. Through a combination of data expertise and almost fifteen years’ experience, Scott helps companies find and eliminate “hidden” issues in their compensation systems. Scott works closely with legal, HR and compensation personnel, as well as Jackson Lewis statisticians, to design custom, impactful analyses under the attorney-client privilege.


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Please note: You’re encouraged to not miss the live session as this event does not include complimentary access to a playback of the on-demand event. Access to the live event is limited to the first 1000 participants, so be sure to log on up to 15 minutes prior to the event start time. If you miss the live event, it will become available for on-demand purchase 30 days after the event date.

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