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Krissy Katzenstein, Attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP to Speak at The Knowledge Groupís Pay Equity: Legal, Data, and Practical Considerations


New York, NY, June 16, 2017 --(PR.com)-- The Knowledge Group/The Knowledge Congress Live Webcast Series, the leading producer of regulatory focused webcasts, has announced today that Krissy Katzenstein, Attorney with Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 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).

For further details, please visit: https://www.theknowledgegroup.org/webcasts/hr-benefits/labor-law/pay-equity-legal-data-and-practical-considerations

About Krissy Katzenstein

Krissy A. Katzenstein advises and defends corporate clients facing discrimination, retaliation, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and wage and hour claims. Krissy’s practice focuses on class action and multiparty cases. She also has experience defending against systemic cases at the agency level as well as in US state and federal courts. As well, Krissy advises clients on diversity-related projects and internal audits aimed at promoting inclusive work environments and identifying meaningful diversity initiatives.

About Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
Founded in 1873, Morgan Lewis offers more than 2,200 lawyers, patent agents, benefits advisers, regulatory scientists, and other specialists in 30 offices* across North America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East. The firm provides comprehensive litigation, corporate, transactional, regulatory, intellectual property, and labor and employment legal services to clients of all sizes - from globally established industry leaders to just-conceived start-ups.

*Our Beijing office operates as a representative office of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP. In Shanghai, we operate as a branch of Morgan Lewis Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited, and an application to establish a representative office of the firm is pending before the Ministry of Justice. In Hong Kong, Morgan Lewis has filed an application to become a registered foreign law firm and is seeking approval with The Law Society of Hong Kong to associate with Luk & Partners.

Abstract

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: http://theknowledgegroup.org/
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Thomas LaPointe, Jr., Executive Director
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Therese Lumbao, Director
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tlumbao@knowledgecongress.org

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