In a practice area with as much individuality as labor and employment law, the voices of law firms inject the kind of color, insight and expertise that provide inside counsel and other legal professionals with a cornerstone of true understanding.
Just as the disparate personalities in the workplace can help one gain perspective, each month InsideCounsel brings you the opinions and thoughts of those practicing in the labor and employment field for a fuller view of the landscape. Read on to learn what’s on the minds of labor and employment experts, and check back each month for developments.
Equal Pay Task Force on the prowl
“Employers should review and evaluate their compensation systems and structure. The June 2013 White House Equal Pay Task Force concluded that the ‘persistence’ of a gender pay gap is due to discrimination. The EEOC has designated compensation discrimination as a ‘national priority;’ the OFCCP is collecting more pay data and using looser standards to analyze it; the private plaintiffs’ bar is circling. Attention to compensation issues now is a wise investment to prevent/minimize investigations and claims in this area.”