Closing the gender pay gap and eliminating pay disparities remain a top priority for employers, particularly with the recent expansion of state and local equal pay protections and pay equity litigation on the rise. This presentation will provide insight on the current trends and developments in equal pay legislation and litigation, as well as best practices for remediating gender-based pay disparities.
Meredith Kaufman is a partner in Baker McKenzie's Employment & Compensation Practice Group in New York. She has represented employers in all types of employment litigation throughout her career. She also advises employers in the financial services, retail, technology, and other industries on a wide range of employment issues.
Meredith’s practice focuses on employment law disputes in US federal and state courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitrations and mediations. She has extensive experience handling complex employment litigation involving non-competes and other restrictive covenants, whistleblower retaliation claims under Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and Dodd-Frank, discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law, and wage and hour matters under the FLSA and New York Labor Law.
Meredith also advises clients on employment law compliance and related strategic issues. She drafts employment-related policies, handbooks and agreements, and conducts training for employers and their workforces on avoiding harassment and discrimination claims, investigating employee complaints, employee discharge and discipline, and whistleblowers and retaliation.