Fred Alvarez, Jessica James, and Lori Andrus have a discussion about the state of equal pay as to the law, the gender pay gap, and how employers can minimize that issue within their companies.
On the Road
Fred Alvarez, one of the preeminent employment lawyers in the United States, combines a distinct blend of employment law...
Jessica James, an attorney in the Sacramento office, has experience in defending a broad range of employment issues, including...
LORI E. ANDRUS is a leader in the fight for equal pay. With nearly two decades of experience battling...
Laurence Colletti serves as the producer at Legal Talk Network where he combines his passion for web-based media with...
The US has been grappling with disparities in pay for longer than anyone can remember. Yet for all the talk and all the efforts made to date, the problem still exists and those fighting for change continue on undeterred. Host Laurence Colletti is at the ABA Annual Meeting 2019 in San Francisco, California with Fred Alvarez, Jessica James, and Lori Andrus to talk about the state of equal pay as to the law and the gender pay gap. They discuss the issue arising out of employers asking about prior salary at the time of hiring, rather than evaluating people’s skills and experience levels to calculate more appropriate compensation. They also argue employers should conduct an annual self audit to minimize any possible pay gaps that develop within their company. To finish off, they each give their practical advice and any resources they believe can help others understand the true meaning of equal pay.
Fred Alvarez is a partner with Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP.
Jessica James is an employment litigation attorney with Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.
Lori Andrus runs her own law firm called Andrus Anderson, LLP and she specializes in fighting for equal pay.
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