Litigation Partner, Fisher Phillips
Pay equity issues remain ripe for individual lawsuits and collective actions. Many states have enacted legislation greatly expanding employers’ obligations and broadening the protected classes from those under the federal Equal Pay Act and adding additional compliance mandates – including Washington. Beginning January 1, 2023, many Washington employers will be required to disclose the salary range and benefits in their external and internal job postings. This presentation will review new legal obligations, developing best practices, needed manager training, and some practical tips for putting all of the above into practice.
- Overview of Washington pay equity laws
- January 2023 requirements
- Best practices for audits and avoiding pay equity claims
- Develop checklist for your organization
About our Speaker
Catharine Morisset is a litigation partner in the Fisher Phillips Seattle office, representing local and national employers in litigation in state and federal courts, on appeal, and also before the EEOC and similar state agencies in all aspects of workplace law, such as the ADA, ADEA, FLSA, FMLA, FCRA, NLRA, Title VII, UTSA, and similar state laws. Catharine believes in working closely with clients to address workplace issues proactively and as a valued partner to develop a successful workforce. This includes regularly advising and training clients on drug testing, background checks, hiring, diversity, wage-hour compliance, leaves, noncompetition agreements, reasonable accommodations, investigations, employment agreements, discipline, terminations, and mass layoffs.
Catharine is an active member of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). She is an accomplished speaker, who is often invited to address members across the state and the Pacific Northwest in all areas of workplace law. Catharine proudly demonstrates her commitment to advancing women in the legal profession as an Ambassador to the firm’s Women’s Initiative and Leadership Council.
Pending Approval for 1 SHRM PDC and 1 HRCI (General) Credit