Josh Mitchell, Senior Economist at Welch Consulting, will be a panelist at the ABA  Conference New Orleans on November 7, 2019 discussing the topic, “The EEOC’s Pay Reporting Requirement: Will It Persist and Impact the Pay Gap?”

Earlier this spring, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ordered the EEOC to reinstate a pay data requirement. The EEOC has since announced covered U.S. employers must submit pay data for calendar years 2017 and 2018 by September 30, 2019. The new reporting requirement and state equal pay and pay transparency laws continue to create new legal obligations but also increase pressure for a greater understanding of pay equity issues, including how to address or explain pay gaps. This panel will explore the current state and future of the EEO-1 Component 2 pay reporting requirement in the U.S., the impact of other pay reporting requirements around the globe, whether the reporting requirement will move the needle toward more equitable pay, and some of the more practical and privacy implications.

PANELISTS: T. Scott Kelly, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C., Birmingham, AL Anne B. Shaver, Lieff, Cabraser, Heimann & Bernstein, LLP, San Francisco, CA. The discussion is from 2:30 PM-3:45 PM.

New Orleans 13th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference 2019