Presented by Margaret D. Stephenson, Esq., Dowling Law, PLLC

For most employees, there are few areas of greater interest than employee compensation. According to a 2019 Glassdoor survey, 58% of all employees and 72% of women said they would not apply to work at a company where a pay gap exists. For these reasons, pay equity has been a hot topic that we expect to get a lot of attention from the Biden Administration.

Additionally, savvy NY employers will recall that NY not only requires employers ensure they are paying their employees equally for equal work, it also requires employers pay their employees equally for substantially similar work, without regard to any protected class.

In this webinar, we will discuss the practical implications of this change in law for NY-based employers, including:

  1. How employers can identify areas of potential risk;
  2. What NYS’s “substantially similar work” standard means and how it affects a pay equity analysis; and
  3. Permissible reasons for differences in pay; and
  4. Why now it is more important than ever for employers to be conducting regular pay equity analyses under attorney-client privilege;

Margaret D. Stephenson, Esq. will present on these legal considerations that all NY employers should be aware of, including how likely upcoming changes to federal laws under the new Presidential administration may add to your pay equity obligations.

This program has been submitted for 1.25 credit hours through the HR Certification Institute (HRCI) & Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).


About Margaret D. Stephenson, Esq.:
Maggie HeadshotMargaret D. Stephenson, Esq. is Senior Associate Counsel at Dowling Law, PLLC. Ms. Stephenson advises and represents not-for-profit organizations and for-profit  corporations on employment and other matters in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of New York, New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York State Department of Labor, the New York State Unemployment Board, the OFCCP, and other federal and state courts and agencies. Ms. Stephenson also focuses her work on affirmative action compliance for federal government contractors and subcontractors, developing, maintaining, and advising contractors on Executive Order 11246, Section 503, and VEVRAA-compliant affirmative action plans 

Ms. Stephenson previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney at the Warren County District Attorney’s office, where she prosecuted numerous matters throughout the North Country. She is an active member of the Adirondack Women's Bar Association, previously serving as Vice President and President, and currently serving as Treasurer, and is a member of the Junior League of Albany.