The New Pay Equity Law in Massachusetts (Benefits and Compliance) and Salary Negotiation
Thursday, January 25, 2018
@ 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Addison Group, 100 High Street
Boston, MA 02110
Join us and learn about the new Massachusetts Pay Equity Act which is scheduled to take effect on July 1, 2018. We will discuss the new provisions of our state's equal pay law, including what employers can and cannot do when hiring, and potential affirmative defense to liability if the employer has conducted a self-evaluation of its pay practices.
You should attend if you are an employee and want to know how to capitalize on your rights as an employee. You will also hear about salary negotiation strategies, tips and tools when negotiating salaries.
Employers, HR professionals, managers and recruiters should also join us and learn about how to comply with the new provisions, and the pay equity audit, including how and when to do it.
Our panelists include:
Nina Joan Kimball, Partner, Kimball Brousseau LLPNina is a founding partner in Kimball Brousseau LLP, a boutique employment law firm in Boston where she advises individuals, non-profit organizations, and small businesses in all aspects of employment law issues. As a member of the Women’s Bar Association, Nina co-chaired the Pay Equity Task Force of the WBA’s Legislative Policy Committee from 2014 to 2016. In that role, Nina helped to draft the Equal Pay bill, which was passed into law in 2016. This new law amends our state Equal Pay Act and provides important tools to help close the gender pay gap. In December 2016, Nina was appointed to serve a three-year term as a Commissioner on the Massachusetts Commission on the Status of Women, whose mission is to enhance opportunities and equality for women in Massachusetts. Nina currently serves as Secretary of the Commission.
Nina’s practice and professional services address many issues that affect women in the workplace. Her practice includes advising women negotiating job offers how to negotiate compensation packages; advising employers and employees about family and medical leave issues; and taking on pregnancy discrimination, wage discrimination and glass ceiling issues, to name a few. Nina received her B.A. from Yale College and her J.D. from George Washington University, where she was Editor in Chief of The George Washington Law Review. She clerked for Chief Judge Spottswood W. Robinson III of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.
Garry Straker, Area Vice President, Gallagher
Total compensation professional (health & benefits, compensation and human capital) with 20 years consulting experience to diverse range of clients including closely held businesses in various sectors, higher education institutions and non-profit entities. Garry focuses on helping clients develop sustainable, market competitive total compensation programs designed to support and achieve organizational goals.
Ashley Paré, Founder, Own Your Worth, LLC
Ashley is the founder of Own Your Worth, LLC, on a mission to break glass ceilings through career negotiation. As a negotiation and career coach, speaker and corporate workshop facilitator, Ashley is passionate about equal pay and women's advancement in the workforce. She has over 12 years experience in corporate HR and extensive experience in coaching highly motivated leaders in technology, finance, marketing and startups. Ashley coaches private clients and consults with organizations to create and implement fair pay and women's leadership advancement programs. In addition, Ashley is a Lean In Circle leader and facilitates for the AAUW Work Smart program in the city initiative to close the gender pay gap. You can connect with her at www.ownyourworth.com.
REGISTRATION: BWF members: $15; Non-members: $30. LUNCH is included.