Obama Administration 2013 – 2016: Enforcement, the Law and the Politics of Equal Pay

Orrick's New York Office

December 5 2012, 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM (UTC-05:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada) (GMT-5:00)

​In 2008, then candidate Obama promised he would enact legislation to eliminate the gender gap in pay. The first statute he signed as President was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Although further attempts at additional legislation were not successful, the focus of the administration shifted to the aggressive enforcement of existing laws. A National Equal Pay Enforcement Task Force was created and the EEOC and OFCCP were given resources to materially increase their investigation and enforcement programs, making equal pay a special target of their strategic enforcement efforts.

With the President's re-election and another campaign promise to do even more to eliminate the gender pay gap, we fully anticipate even more aggressive agency enforcement over the next four years.

This session will focus on proactive steps companies should consider now and how to best respond when the EEOC begins systemic discrimination, or directed equal pay investigations, or the OFCCP commences a pay audit.

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