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It's No Longer a Game: What We Can Learn About Pay Equity from the U.S. Women's Soccer Team

August 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central


Baker Donelson 
211 Commerce Street
First Floor Special Events Center 
Nashville, Tennessee


August 15, 2019
8:00 AM - 9:30 AM Central

The U.S. Women's National Soccer Team made national news when they once again dominated the World Cup with extraordinary athletes and record-breaking scores. But the U.S. women's team continues making headlines for something completely unrelated to soccer – pay equity.

In March of this year, 28 members of the team filed a federal gender discrimination class action against the U.S. Soccer Federation, which employs both men and women's national teams. After the U.S. World Cup victory over the Netherlands and at the subsequent NY parade in their honor, fans chanted "equal pay" in support of the team. Politicians, athletes and celebrities have all weighed in that these women are underpaid as opposed to their male counterparts. Equal pay is now a hot topic across the news, social media and political forums.

In September, the EEOC will start collecting pay data from employers. Pay discrimination claims are on the rise and proactive pay analysis is no longer a task employers can postpone for another day. In this breakfast briefing, we will analyze the case of the U.S. Soccer Team under the factors set forth by the Equal Pay Act. We will also address:

  • The growing patchwork of state and local pay-equity laws and how they may impact your business
  • The difference between pay equity and pay parity
  • How to conduct a proactive pay audit
  • How to proactively address pay equity before being targeted by internal complaints, the EEOC, the OFCCP or private litigation

Continuing Education Credit:
This program is pending CLE credit approval in the state of Tennessee. It has been submitted to the HR Certification Institute and SHRM for review.

RSVP to attend by Monday, August 12.

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Alli Hicks
T: 615.726.5649
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