Equal Pay Day
On April 4, 2017, the Orange County Women Lawyers Association hosted an Equal Pay Day panel. The presentation opened with an update of the most recent data representing the disparity in pay as it affects gender and race from a nationwide perspective as well as in California. The panelists addressed how the Fair Pay Act and Wage Equality Act expanded California’s Equal Pay Act by discussing how the laws are being enforced and how companies are taking preemptive measures such as pay audits to defend against claims brought under the Acts. Finally, the panel focused on how inequity in compensation affects a woman’s bottom financial line and potential future earnings.
All attendees were invited to wear red and pose for a group photo for OCWLA’s website and social media pages. The event was held at Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails in Irvine, California and guests enjoyed red velvet cake, keeping with the red theme for the day.
~ Michelle A. Philo, CWL Affiliate for OCWLA & OCWLA Vice President