Conduct A Pay Equity Audit — Before The EEOC Does

Law360, New York (May 10, 2012, 1:40 PM EDT) -- It is no secret that pay equity has been a signature issue for the Obama administration. However, new developments at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) highlight the new ways in which the administration is pursuing its agenda.

In a radical departure from how it has historically enforced the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the EEOC has launched a pilot program through which it is auditing employer pay practices for the first time. In the past, an investigation might be initiated after a charge of discrimination,...
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