A Guide for Employers Navigating Evolution in Pay and Workplace Equity Law

February.15.2022

In this article, partner Erin Connell and associate Kayla Grundy provide employers with a detailed roadmap to address the shifting landscape in pay equity law.

The article provides an overview of the many changes unfolding in the pay equity arena, including policies being pursued by federal agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor. Erin and Kayla, members of Orrick’s employment practice, note that these agencies and plaintiffs lawyers are not only focusing on pay equity, but also the broader issue of racial and gender equity in the workplace.

“In light of this trend,” the article observes, “employers looking to proactively address both pay and workplace equity must focus not just on how much employees are paid, but also on the jobs they hold and the workplace opportunities afforded to them.”