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MA Equal Pay Law: Are You Ready?

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act goes into effect on July 1, 2018. The Office of the Attorney General just yesterday issued a detailed guidance for employers on how to prepare for and implement this significant new law.

Hear a panel of McLane Middleton Employment attorneys break down the legal requirements and practical implications covered in the guidance including:

•    Highlights and overview of the law
•    Defining "comparable work"
•    Conducing self-audits
•    Impelmenting transparency
•    Determining acceptable reasons for variance in pay
•    Fixing pay inqueity as you find it

Agenda
Registration/Networking - 7:30 a.m.
Program - 8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

Cost
This event is being offered as a free education session.

Location
McLane Middleton
300 TradeCenter, Suite 7600
Woburn, MA 01801

About the Presenters


Charla Bizios Stevens
Director, McLane Middleton

Charla is the Chair of the firm's Employment Law Practice Group. She has extensive background addressing litigated and non-litigated employment issues such as discrimination, harassment, employee classification and wage and hour claims. She assists employers in responding to labor audits, preparing personnel policies and minimizing risk in the hiring, discipline and termination of employees. She conducts management and harassment training and works with employers to maintain legal compliance in a cost-efficient and effective way. She has extensive experience conducting internal investigations for private employers, independent schools and colleges and universities.


Andrew P. Botti
Director, McLane Middleton

Andrew represents corporations, smaller businesses, and family owned and operated enterprises in complex business and employment-related issues. He advises management and business owners/operators on business disputes, shareholder issues, employee discrimination claims, and commercial litigation matters. He has tried numerous cases to verdict in both state and federal court, and has appeared before various administrative and legislative agencies such as the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination. Andrew has testified before the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development of the Massachusetts legislature regarding the efficacy of "An Act Relative to Non-competition Agreements," and has been actively involved in the debate over recent efforts to eliminate non-competes in their entirety.


Adam M. Hamel
Director, McLane Middleton

Adam is a director in McLane Middleton's Litigation Department, concentrating his practice in the areas of business, employment and probate litigation. Adam regularly assists clients on a variety of commercial and employment litigation matters, including claims of wrongful termination, discrimination, and violations of restrictive covenants.


Alexandra L. Geiger
Associate, McLane Middleton

Ali is an attorney in the firm’s Litigation Department and a member of the Employment Law Practice Group. Ali regularly represents employers in discrimination, wrongful termination and contract disputes, including claims brought before state and federal agencies, and counsels employers on managing risk with respect to the employment relationship. Ali also represents individuals and business in a wide variety of business and civil litigation matters.

Integrity and trust

At McLane Middleton we establish and maintain long-standing relationships with our clients to help us better achieve their unique goals over time. This approach to building trust requires that our esteemed lawyers and professionals use their broad, in-depth knowledge and work together with integrity to ascertain sound resolutions to legal matters for their clients.

Strength in numbers

McLane Middleton is made up of more than 105 attorneys who represent a broad range of clients throughout the region, delivering customized solutions. As a firm we are recognized as having the highest legal ability rating. The firm is rated Preeminent by Martindale Hubbell and is recognized as one of the nation's leading law firms in Chambers USA. Our attorneys are distinguished leaders in their respective practice areas.

Meet Our People

Commitment and collaboration

McLane Middleton's versatile group of attorneys and paralegals become trusted authorities on each case through collaboration. We work with our clients to learn their individual needs first and foremost and, together, we develop comprehensive solutions to their specific legal matters. This approach helps us exceed our clients' expectations efficiently and effectively, client by client, case by case.

Practice Areas

A history of excellence

McLane Middleton was established in 1919 in New Hampshire, and has five offices across two states. However, deep historical roots don't allow you to become innate. Our firm is organized, technological, and knowledgeable. Our history means we are recognized. But our reputation is built on the highest quality of service and experience in very specific areas of law.

The Firm

Intelligence paired with action

Our team continuously seeks opportunities to enhance their professional development and put key learnings to action. The pursuit of further insight guides us to volunteer service opportunities, speaking engagements, and teaching roles. Our lawyers are sought after thought leaders across their industries, and recipients of leadership awards throughout the region.