The Labor & Employment Practice Group hosted a complimentary webinar on December 4th titled: The Forest Thickens: Pay Equity Laws in a Brave New #MeToo World
ABOUT THIS WEBINAR:
Pay equity laws are springing up across the country, spurred at least in part by the #MeToo movement’s spotlight on workplace inequality. In this presentation, we’ll talk about the background of the federal requirements, and delve into the various state Equal Pay Acts by touching on their commonalities and differences. We will also discuss litigation trends and developments, as well as non-litigation issues that arise in the context of the equal pay discussion. By working through sample statistical analyses, we will review possible approaches to pay disparities, and discuss recommended steps to minimize liability.
KATIE M. CONNOLLY is a Shareholder and Chair of the Labor & Employment group at Nilan Johnson Lewis PA, the ALFA International member firm in Minneapolis. Katie represents publicly traded and Fortune 500 companies across the nation in post-employment covenants and trade secret litigation. In addition to her covenant and trade secret work, Katie routinely advises and litigates discrimination claims, as well as leave of absence and time-off claims, with a growing focus on pay equity issues.
ERIN OGLESBAY is Director ER Counsel at Target Corporation, where she advises the company on a variety of complex employment matters. Before joining Target, Erin practiced litigation with Winthrop & Weinstine in Minneapolis. She also clerked for the Honorable James M. Rosenbaum on the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota. Erin graduated magna cum laude, Order of the Coif, from the University of Minnesota Law School in 2004.
SHANE P. SWILLEY is a Partner at Cosgrave Vergeer Kester LLP, the ALFA International member firm in Portland. Shane’s practice focuses on employment, and business and commercial litigation. Additionally, he provides advice and counsel to clients on complying with employment laws and has specific expertise representing businesses in defending against consumer protection claims. He routinely represents and advises clients in a variety of employment law matters, including discrimination claims, state and federal agency investigations and hearings, and drafting and revising employee handbooks, policies, and contracts.