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The Employer Report

May 11, 2018

Welcome to Baker McKenzie’s Employer Report podcast series, where each episode we share an inside view of employment laws in various countries around the world, highlighting legislative changes, trends, and tips for multinational employers.

Description: Baker McKenzie Employment & Compensation partner Miriam Petrillo introduces her colleague Todd Boyer, to discuss the latest developments in the US surrounding discrimination, disability, accommodation and harassment laws.

Key Takeaways:

1. Employers must have clear policies, consistent practices – but every situation is unique and needs to be handled on a case-by-case basis.

2. The gender pay gap is trending – permitted reasons for differences in pay seniority system, merit system, a system that measures by quality or quantity of production, or a bonafide factor other than sex.

3. Accommodation requests and needs are a very common issue – employers should take care that the interactive process is well documented as often times you will see these challenged in litigation.