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Attorneys Urge Employers to Cap Off the Year with a Pay Equity Audit


In a bylined article for SHRM, New Jersey partner Kathleen McLeod Caminiti and associate Sarah Wieselthier remind employers to consider pay equity as they wrap up performance reviews, dole out bonuses and bump up base pay. When conducting a pay equity audit to surface any inadvertent discrepancies, employers should consider the following questions:

Depending on the answers, adjustments should be made before compensation decisions are finalized to ensure that they are based on objective, well-documented criteria and that any disparities among employees who perform substantially similar work are due to legitimate reasons identified under the applicable laws. In some locations across the country, employers are not allowed to base wage differentials on salary history.

To read the full article, visit SHRM.

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