Martucci Quoted on New Equal Pay Measure

Shook, Hardy & Bacon Partner Bill Martucci gave feedback on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s plans to require federal contractors and employers with more than 100 workers to provide more pay data to prevent potential pay discrimination in a January 29 Law360 article titled, “Attys React To EEOC's Equal Pay Data Reporting Proposal.”

Martucci, who leads the firm’s National Employment Litigation & Policy Practice, notes that this move is “a dramatic step in the ever-focused approach by the EEOC to find potential pay discrimination.”

He recommends that employers review their pay practices and policies under the guidance of counsel and make appropriate changes, if necessary. 

Martucci goes on: “This continuing focus on pay equity is a major issue today and tomorrow for American corporations. EEOC Chairman Jenny Yang is committed to equality and parity in pay. Under her leadership, these efforts will be significant. The time to act is now."