As an FYI, our firm can conduct an audit of your pay practices, which is a critical first step in any equal pay compliance effort. First, we will review and help establish your compensation policies and systems to ensure your organizational decisions are properly documented.
Second, we will identify differences in pay across protected categories.
Third, we will prepare justifications for any disparities based on factors such as location, education, skills, productivity, etc.
Fourth, we will provide a Compensation Manual and train supervisory employees on the issues of pay equality, consistent with your selected compensation strategy and applicable laws.
The Equal Pay Act permits employees to file costly unlawful pay actions. Many law firms such as Fisher Phillips are predicting the number of equal pay actions will grow exponentially in the near future, just as Wage & Hour claims have done over the past several decades. As such, now is the time to take preventive measures.
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