Chicago Chapter

Downtown Lunch Program - Tackling Pay Equity


Greenberg Traurig, LLP, 77 West Wacker Drive, Suite 3100, Chicago, Illinois 60601.


For as long as the gender gap persists, pay equity will continue to be a hot button issue confronting every industry with employees. Whether to stay ahead of legal and regulatory developments or simply because it is a good business decision, it is wise to undertake internal self-audits of pay equity. As with any initiative governed by law and regulation, however, doing pay equity audits the wrong way can do far more harm than good. This program will cover how to properly and strategically perform a pay equity self-audit under the attorney-client privilege, common legal and regulatory issues to navigate, pitfalls to avoid, and many of the practical considerations in how to go about coordinating the effort internally.


Tomás Rivera, Director & Senior Counsel – Employment Law, Discover Financial Services, Inc.

Tomás has been with Discover Financial Services since July 2012. His primary role includes providing legal advice and support to Human Resources, Compliance, Security, and Procurement clients to ensure global compliance with all fair employment requirements mandated by local, state, federal, and international laws and regulations. His areas of coverage include traditional labor topics such as FLSA, NLRA, and OFCCP compliance, as well as general areas of employment such as Title VII, ADA, ADEA, EPA, FMLA, WARN, Employment Contracts, OSHA, and Immigration. Areas of responsibilities cover all aspects of the terms and conditions of global employment from recruitment through succession and termination, including compliance with background screens, FLSA-related classifications, compensation, employee relations, performance management, workplace investigations, corrective action/termination, reorganizations, RIFs, trade secrets, non-compete, and severance agreements.

Jon Zimring, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Jon practices management-side labor and employment law, representing clients before both the courts and administrative agencies, including the U.S. Department of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, numerous state and local counterparts to these agencies, and additional other federal, state, and local agencies that investigate, audit compliance with, and enforce labor and employment laws. Drawing on this experience, he also has an active practice assisting employers with prevention through proactive audits, compensation analyses, investigations and consultation, and the development of policies, procedures, systems and training. Jon's practice includes the representation of employers through virtually all workplace issues, including traditional labor relations with unions, affirmative action compliance, wage and hour, leave and disability, and all forms of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

Tiffany S. Fordyce, Shareholder, Greenberg Traurig, LLP

Tiffany litigates and counsels management on a wide range of employment issues. She has defended virtually all types of wage and hour claims, discrimination and retaliation claims, trade secret misappropriation claims, whistleblower claims, restrictive covenants, Fair Credit Reporting Act claims, and WARN Act claims. She defends both single plaintiff and class action employment cases. Tiffany’s counseling practice includes group and one-on-one employment training seminars. She also advises clients on equal pay issues, managing leave policies, managing employee disciplinary and performance issues, national and local reductions in force, handbooks, drug testing policies, employment and consulting agreements, severance packages, social media policies, proper employee classification, and restrictive covenants, and separation agreements.


11:45 am: Registration & networking
12:00 pm: Lunch
12:15 pm: Presentation
1:15 pm: Q&A

Online Registration Preferred:  To set up your ACC Chicago registration account, please follow the site instructions as a "New User" upon your first visit.  You will receive a confirmation at the end of your registration process.


Credits: One Hour
State: Illinois
Category: General Credit Hour


Chapter Administrator, Lisa Carreras
Phone: 815-464-8336
Fax: 815-464-8334


Attendance is complimentary, but limited to ACC members, in-house prospective ACC members and guests of the sponsor.

Sponsored By:

Greenberg Traurig, LLP

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