G. Edward (Ted) Anderson, Ph.D., Senior Economist and Principal will speak at the Association of Corporate Counsel’s 11th Annual In-House Counsel Conference on April 24 in Philadelphia. The topic is Ensuring Pay Equity: A Practical Guide to Address Urgent Issues Employment & Labor. The panel will include Michael Hanlon, Partner, Cozen O’Connor and Rose Isardy, Senior Counsel from Entercom.

Why do we see male/female pay differences, and what should we do about it? More and more states have been paying greater attention to pay equity in workplaces. Perhaps you have heard that your competitors are being sued for alleged pay discrimination based on gender. As a result, you have become quite interested in conducting a pay audit. We will talk about how to proceed with such an audit, discussing potential pay equity issues using hypothetical data. Attendees will discuss potential problems that they have discovered and what they have done to address these issues. We will discuss potential ways to adjust pay rates for a group of employees and times when no pay adjustments are advised. In addition, we will discuss why pay adjustments have different impacts on the overall pay differences between men and women.