Companies are warned about compliance ‘Minefields’ for pay equity

    By: Nor Attisha on Apr 09, 2018

    Erin Mulvaney  writes, “Pay-equity claims are increasing amid greater public awareness, new state laws and multimillion-dollar settlements, putting company policies ever more in focus and creating “minefields” for compliance, a team of management-side lawyers said Wednesday.

     Attorneys from Littler Mendelson, speaking on a webinar about the pay-equity landscape, urged companies to take fresh looks at compensation schemes and be prepared to upend long-held practices that have created lawsuit vulnerability.

    “The number of claims are increasing,” said Denise Visconti, a Littler shareholder in San Diego. “The new statutes are coming online, and we will continue to see this increase.”

    Addressing risks and challenges, Visconti said companies should consider updating policies and training. Job descriptions, she said, should be specific, allowing companies to defend their pay scales.”

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    Released: April 9, 2018, 1:46 pm
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