Pay Equity and Pay Equality – There Is A Difference
Join Jonathan Light, of Light Gabler, for an in-depth look at pay equity and pay equality.
(NOTE: This event will be offered both in-person and online. Please select the ticket type that reflects how you will attend.)
States are addressing equity and equality with new legislation, but systemic issues may impede true equity/equality in the workplace.
The talk covers the new pay transparency laws and reviews the issues surrounding pay equity and pay disparities caused by systemic pay inequity.
- The difference between “Pay Equity” and “Pay Equality”
- The new California pay transparency rules
- What you must put in any job posting
Jonathan Fraser Light
Jon Light has over 40 years of experience in the field of employment law, is AV-rated by Martindale Hubbell, and has been named multiple times as one of Southern California’s “Super Lawyers.” As the managing attorney at LightGabler, Jon and his team members consult with over 3,000 companies throughout California regarding their day-to-day employment law needs.
Jon has successfully tried jury , court, appellate and Labor Commission cases on behalf of his clients. Clients have received favorable binding arbitration results in lawsuits and administrative claims involving wrongful termination, sexual harassment, race discrimination, class action, wage and hour, and other employment-related matters. He has also appeared on behalf of employers before the federal EEOC and Labor Department, the state Civil Rights Department (formerly the Department of Fair Employment and Housing), the National Labor Relations Board, and other government agencies involved with employment law issues.
Jon frequently speaks to employer and human resources groups, including the Ventura County Employers Advisory Council (EAC), PIHRA, NHRA, and numerous business associations such as CPA forums, manufacturers associations, Dental and Medical Societies, and Chambers of Commerce. He addresses topics such as avoiding sexual harassment claims, wage and hour issues, business and employment law pitfalls, supervisor strategies, employment law updates, and preparing employee handbooks.
Beyond presenting to business groups and civic organizations on employment issues, Jon serves the community where he lives and works, as is evident by his past or present participation in the following organizations: CSUCI Business School Advisory Council; Oxnard College Foundation Board; Ventura County Fair Political Practices Commission (former Member); Ventura County Bar Association (Past President); Volunteer Legal Services and court-appointed mediator; Footworks Youth Ballet (board member and former Production Manager); Channel Islands Ballet (past chair), Ventura County Medical Resource Foundation (past chair), United Way Allocations Cabinet, Ventura County Taxpayers Association, and the Ventura County Boy Scout Council (past president); as well as for 12 years with the (2009 county champion) Newbury Park High School Mock Trial team (Assistant Coach) and Camarillo Academic Olympics (Superquiz Chair). He is also a Life Member of the National Eagle Scout Association.
Jon is a graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. He is the author of two editions of the nationally acclaimed and award-winning book, The Cultural Encyclopedia of Baseball.
Additional Event Details
7:20 AM Registration & Networking
7:30 AM Breakfast & Introductions
7:45 AM Legal Update
8:00-9:00 AM Program and Q&A
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