May 26, 2022 - EEOC, OFCCP, Pay Equity

Navigating Pay Equity and Transparency Compliance During the Great Resignation

With a record breaking 4.5 million Americans quitting their jobs in March 2022, the Great Resignation has created a tension between meeting the increased business demand for talent, and compliance with the growing patchwork of pay equity and transparency laws. Numerous states and localities have passed, or are considering passing, laws requiring companies to disclose their pay ranges to applicants and employees and submit data to government agencies on their pay equity practices. This trend follows after many states amended their laws in the last few years to make it easier to pursue class and individual pay discrimination claims. Governmental enforcement agencies, such as OFCCP and EEOC, are also continuing to make pay discrimination a key enforcement priority. In the war for talent, some employers are being forced to let their pay equity compliance take a back seat to the increasing need to attract and retain employees.

Join us as we explore these compliance challenges and discuss practical solutions for navigating them in the current competitive labor market. Topics to be discussed include:

  • The impacts of the Great Resignation on pay equity practices;
  • The trend of pay equity, transparency, and reporting laws, including laws in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York City, Massachusetts, Washington, and more;
  • Trends in enforcement of pay discrimination claims at EEOC, OFCCP, and state agencies; and
  • Practical steps for navigating compliance and employee relations issues arising from these trends during a hot job market.