Often, when we talk about pay equity we focus on privileged compensation analyses, taking advantage of safe harbors and mitigating legal risk. While the focus on privileged pay equity analyses is critically important, it is only one piece of a much larger compliance plan. Annual assessments and pay adjustments alone can’t solve a pay equity problem. In fact, diversity and inclusion efforts are often divorced from pay equity in many organizations. Employers need to take a step back and exam the results of a pay equity analysis in the context of their overall EEO compliance strategy, including its diversity and inclusion efforts.
Understanding the results of a pay equity analysis requires asking some hard questions about how your company’s HR processes may contribute to pay inequality. Recruiting, mentoring and other professional development opportunities, and promotion processes, among others, all impact diversity and inclusion as well as compensation.
This session will walk participants through a mock pay equity analysis with the critically important legal overlay and input from diversity experts. Topics include: pay equity v. wage gap v. glass ceiling analyses; how to conduct these analyses, including collecting necessary data, developing appropriate comparator groups and identifying factors that drive pay in your company; applicable legal principles; and understanding the results and how to address them.
In this session, you’ll:
- Gain an understanding of how pay equity, diversity and inclusion strategies, and your total rewards program work together to improve employee retention.
- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the nuts and bolts of various pay analyses including data preparation, model development, and deciphering your results.
- Learn how to incorporate legal obligations into effective proactive compensation and diversity efforts.
- Learn to identify the root cause for any pay gaps and your organization’s true pay drivers.
Consuela A. Pinto is a Shareholder at FortneyScott where she advises clients on the full range of equal employment opportunity laws with a particular focus on pay equity, compliance with workplace laws and regulations, federal government investigations, pattern and practice systemic claims, and compliance with federal contractors’ affirmative action and non-discrimination obligations. Her extensive experience and expertise in the employment field is the result of practicing in both the private and government sectors for more than 20 years.
Nita Beecher is a nationally recognized expert on OFCCP and EEOC. She is Of Counsel to FortneyScott with a focus on OFCCP regulatory affairs. Ms. Beecher’s primary focus is labor and employment law with substantial experience in class investigations by the EEOC and OFCCP. She has more than 30 years of experience in labor and employment law.
Joanna L. Colosimo is the Director of EEO Compliance and Principal Consultant at DCI Consulting Group, where she provides guidance and support to clients regarding employment discrimination statutes and regulations, pay equity, and diversity and inclusion. Joanna manages DCI’s EEO Compliance division, consisting of consultants and analysts who consult with large organizations on pay equity, talent distribution, and related issues. She is an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist with over 14 years of experience with EEO and pay related work.
Yolanda Hunter is a Human Resources Consultant for WorkPlace HR, LLC, with over 16 years of human resources experience assisting small to mid-size organizations. Yolanda brings a wealth of experience across a diverse range of industries. With extensive experience in talent management, recruiting, training, employee development and employee engagement, she also has an in-depth understanding of employee relations, benefits and compliance issues. Her portfolio includes providing HR services for a diverse clientele to include: law firms, not-for-profit organizations, government contracting firms, and hospitality management organizations.
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