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Tauseef Rahman with Mercerís Workforce Strategy and Analytics Practice to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Pay Equity: Legal, Data, and Practical Considerations

New York, NY, June 13, 2017 --( The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Tauseef Rahman, Principal, Workforce Strategy and Analytics Practice with Mercer will speak at The Knowledge Group’s webcast entitled: “Pay Equity: Legal, Data, and Practical Considerations.” This event is scheduled for July 18, 2017 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm (ET).

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About Tauseef Rahman

Tauseef is a Principal in Mercer's Workforce Strategy and Analytics practice. He is responsible for developing and delivering projects which enable organizations for growth through the use of analytics which combine engagement, career, and rewards information.

Currently based in San Francisco, he has also been based in Mercer's Los Angeles, Dubai, Melbourne, and Houston offices. Tauseef consults across all industries and sizes of organizations, but specializes in technically focused organizations, e.g., in engineering, energy, technology, life sciences.

Some of his recent projects include the integration of an annual pay equity analysis into a company’s yearly business cycle for a global consumer technology company, and an employee survey using conjoint analysis which resulted in changes to parental benefits at a global financial services and investments company.

Tauseef has presented at the annual conferences of WorldatWork Total Rewards and National Association of Stock Plan Professionals on the use of analytics in pay.

He holds a bachelor's degree in economics from Claremont McKenna College, in Claremont, California. He serves on the Board of Directors of his college's alumni association, where he focuses on communications and engagement.

You can connect with him @Tauseef_R on Twitter or via on LinkedIn.

About Mercer
At Mercer, we make a difference in the lives of more than 110 million people every day by advancing their health, wealth, and careers. We’re in the business of creating more secure and rewarding futures for our clients and their employees — whether we’re designing affordable health plans, assuring income for retirement, or aligning workers with workforce needs. Using analysis and insights as catalysts for change, we anticipate and understand the individual impact of business decisions, now and in the future. We see people’s current and future needs through a lens of innovation, and our holistic view, specialized expertise, and deep analytical rigor underpin each and every idea and solution we offer. For more than 70 years, we’ve turned our insights into actions, enabling people around the globe to live, work, and retire well. At Mercer, we say we Make Tomorrow, Today.

Mercer LLC and its separately incorporated operating entities around the world are part of Marsh & McLennan Companies, a publicly held company (ticker symbol: MMC) listed on the New York, Chicago, and London stock exchanges.


Pay equity laws are an active area of regulation and debate right now. In September 2016, the EEOC had planned to use data from new reporting requirements to drive enforcement actions and complement its investigations of alleged pay discrimination. The new administration has not yet made its priorities clear, though they are expected to be different from the previous administration. Regardless of the federal initiatives, however, there is a great deal of activity at the state level. California, Massachusetts, Maryland and New York among other states have implemented and/or enacted groundbreaking changes to equal pay laws. The state laws include some provisions different from federal laws, and may see themselves as bulwarks against potential changes in federal priorities.

Furthermore, employers of all industries and sizes are facing questions about pay equity from their employees, shareholders, the press, and the general public. They increasingly face the difficult decision of whether to publicly disclose measures of their pay equity efforts and results.

Given the growing attention on pay equity, it is critical that employers conduct an internal audit of their pay practices to stay apace of their organizations' pay trends. An audit must be conducted with the assistance of a legal counsel so that it is protected by the attorney-client privilege and/or work product doctrine. Employers should also review their record-keeping mechanisms for purposes of the EEO-1 pay data requirement and their compensation policies and practices to ensure compliance with the various pay equity legislation.

In this live webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders will help employers understand the critical issues of the new pay equity requirements in the federal and state level. Speakers will also offer best practices to comply with these laws and minimize legal exposure.

Key topics include:

• New EEO-1 Reporting Requirements
• Covered Employers
• Pay Data Collection
• State Pay Equity Laws
• Factors to Explain Pay Differences
• Practical Implications for Employers
• Conducting Internal Audit
• Best Compliance Practices

About The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series

The Knowledge Group was established with the mission to produce unbiased, objective, and educational live webinars that examine industry trends and regulatory changes from a variety of different perspectives. The goal is to deliver a unique multilevel analysis of an important issue affecting business in a highly focused format. To contact or register for an event, please visit:
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