Equal Pay Laws and the Gender Pay Gap

On Demand Webinar Credits CLE, HR Certification Institute, NASBA, AIPB, ASA, SHRM

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Make sure you are in compliance with gender pay gap laws.

Every state has a statute that says employers can’t discriminate against women as it relates to their pay. This raises many issues in an area where most employers choose to retain a great deal of discretion when it comes to setting starting wages and future compensation increases. This very discretion could put an employer at risk under the gender pay gap laws. This program explains what in a typical law aimed at mandating equal pay in a gender pay gap law. Understanding the history behind such laws is necessary as it explains why so many legislatures are tackling gender pay gap laws in their own states. The mandates of the law are much more than just paying women the same as men and involve closely looking at all pay practices and determining who is performing comparable or similar work at your company. This information will allow you to review your pay practices and determine what changes are necessary to get in front of these types of laws that may be passed by your state in the future.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to describe what type of restrictions and limitations gender pay gap laws place on hiring and compensation decisions.
  • You will be able to discuss why legislatures are passing gender pay gap laws.
  • You will be able to explain why employer self-audits of pay practices can reduce the risk of wage discriminations claims.
  • You will be able to identify why you might need to consider implementing a wage matrix or pay scale for employees.
The History of Gender Pay Gap Laws
  • Why They Were Originally Enacted
  • Recent States to Enact Such Laws
  • Predictions as to the Future of Such Laws
Outline of Most Gender Pay Gap Laws
  • Who Is Protected?
  • What Is Substantially Similar Work or Circumstances?
  • Salary History Use or Bans in Hiring
Best Practices for Hiring and Compensation Related to Gender
  • Justification for Hiring Decisions
  • Wage Matrixes or Pay Scales
  • Self-Audits for Risk Management
Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for payroll professionals, human resource and benefits professionals, accountants, CFOs, controllers, business owners and managers, attorneys, and bookkeepers.

In Partnership With Lorman

Your Instructor

Sharon Jutila
Sharon Jutila
  • HR consultant at AmeriBen/IEC Group
  • Attorney and human resources expert with more than fifteen years' experience providing advice and recommendations to a wide range of businesses
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of labor and employment law
  • Well-respected trainer and speaker on human resource and employment compliance issues having presented at more than 100 conferences
  • Wrote several publications and articles related to the areas of management defense employment law
  • J.D. degree, Order of the Coif, University of Oregon School of Law


OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on February 4, 2019.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AIPB 1.0
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  • CPP/FPC (Pending)
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  • This program qualifies for 1.0 continuing education hour(s) towards maintaining your ASA credential. Please contact ASA for more information at [email protected]
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