At The Podium
Pay Equity Update
As its name suggests, the Equal Pay Act of 1963 was intended to ensure equal pay for equal work, regardless of a worker’s gender. More than 55 years later, women’s median annual earnings are roughly 20% less men’s, and the Institute for Women’s Research Policy has indicated that pay parity may not be reached until 2059. In recent years, though, there’s been a renewed focus on pay equity in the courts, state legislatures, and Congress.
While speaking at the 2019 TulsaHRC HR Compliance Lunch & Learn, McAfee & Taft labor and employment attorney Kathy Neal reviews the legal framework of the Equal Pay Act, highlights court decisions and state and federal legislative measures addressing the issue of pay equity, and discusses steps employers can take to identify and correct pay gaps in their workplaces.
TulsaHRC provides HR compliance events focused on learning and development opportunities for HR professionals and business leaders with responsibility for compliance of federal and state employment laws. The collaborative environment provides an opportunity to network and share expertise among peers.