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ILR Online Webcast: 5 Years After Ledbetter: ILR Perspectives

Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Five years ago on January 29th, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act was signed in to law by President Barack Obama. Since that time, how much progress have we made on reducing the gender pay gap? Are pay differentials the result of discrimination, or could there be non-discriminatory forces at work? How transparent do organizations have to be about pay practices?

This webcast brings you expertise from across the ILR school to explore what employers and workers need to know about equitable pay, and sheds light on the challenges and opportunities for making further progress.



Beth Livingston, Assistant Professor of Human Resource Studies

Stephanie Thomas, Research Associate, Institute for Compensation Studies


Additional ILR insight provided by:

Linda Barrington, Executive Director, Institute for Compensation Studies

Francine D. Blau, Frances Perkins Professor of Industrial and Labor Relations and Professor of Economics

Esta Bigler, Esq., Director, Labor and Employment Law Programs

Ileen A. DeVault, Professor of Labor Relations, Law, and History, and Co-Chair, Equity at Work Initiative of The Worker Institute

Kevin F. Hallock, Donald C. Opatrny ’74 Chair of the Department of Economics, Joseph R. Rich '80 Professor of Economics and of HR Studies, and Director, Institute for Compensation Studies


And, a special audio interview with Lilly Ledbetter, inspiration and namesake for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act.

What have you always wanted to know about equitable pay? Submit your question when you register, and we’ll incorporate as many as we can into the webcast.

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