Laws have long prohibited employers from taking into account factors such as gender, race, and age when setting pay and other compensation. “Equal pay for equal work” is the standard. But what constitutes “equal work”? And with an increasingly diverse workforce comprising individuals with unique professional backgrounds and skill sets, how do employers weigh their compensation packages for “equality”?
Dubravka Tosic joined Greenberg Traurig employment attorneys Michael Slocum and Raquel Lord to explore these issues; offer guidelines for employers seeking to guard against equal pay claims; and review what equal pay laws require, what they prohibit, and what employers can do to stay on the right side of the line.