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    September 2019 Luncheon: The New Rules of Equal Pay: It’s Not Just Gender Any More

    Date: September 11, 2019, 11:45am – 1:30pm
    Mt. Baker Chapter of SHRM
    Northwood Hall
    3240 Northwest Avenue
    Bellingham, WA 98226
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    The New Rules of Equal Pay: It’s Not Just Gender Any More

    This one-hour session is a high-level review of relevant pay equity laws, including the federal Equal Pay Act and groundbreaking recent revisions to California and Oregon state laws. Washington’s recently passed Equal Pay and Opportunity Act will also be discussed as Washington attempts to keep pace with its West Coast neighbors. After setting the legal background, the session will turn its attention to common pitfalls and best practices to avoid pay equity lawsuits, as well as ideas on how to identify pay vulnerabilities that may be lurking in the corners of your business structure.

    About the Speaker:

    Jodi Slavik proudly provides counsel to Washington State businesses on a suite of employment issues, including handbook development, internal investigations, administrative complaint responses, leave tracking, and wage and hour compliance. Her goal is to help employers sleep at night by giving them immediate, relatable, and realistic advice to the stickiest employee problems. As Vigilant's Strategic Services Director, Jodi is also responsible for stability and growth of major accounts, as well as ensuring unparalleled service for Vigilant member companies.

    Before joining Vigilant in 2011, Jodi served almost 15 years as an in-house trade association counsel, including roles as general counsel, environmental lobbyist, and class instructor. It is in the classroom that Jodi is at her best—conveying complex, controversial information in an immediately useful, entertaining way.

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    Please register by 5:00pm, September 9th 

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    • Member Lunch & Program (pre-registered): $22.00
    • Non-member Lunch & Program (pre-registered): $28.00
    • Program Only (pre-registered): $15.00 (includes refreshments)
    • Non-registered/At the door/Day of price: $31.00 (member or non-member)
    • Student Lunch & Program: $15.00
    • Student Program Only: FREE

    We offer the option to pre-pay, using Eventbrite.  You will not be charged anything additional to pre-pay using your credit card - just click on the link on the registration confirmation page (after you register) and you will go to the payment pay on Eventbrite.

    If you are not able to or do not want to pre-pay, we accept payment in the form of cash, check, or credit card and must be paid at the time of check-in at the event. See cancellation policy below.

            *Mt. Baker SHRM is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is pending approval for 1 PDCs for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP.

    For more information about certification or recertification, please visit

       *This program is pending approval for 1 General HRCI credit

    The use of this seal is not an endorsement by the HR Certification Institute of the quality of the activity.  It means that this activity has met the HR Certification Institute’s criteria to be pre-approved for recertification credit

    Registration and lunch begin at 11:45, and include time for networking with other members and chapter announcements. The presentation/program begins around 12:00pm and lasts until approximately 1:30pm (includes a question/answer period).

    Cancellation policy: Registrants will be billed the full price of the event if a cancellation is not received by 5:00 pm on the Monday prior to the luncheon.

    To Cancel an Existing Reservation send the names of the attendees and the date of the event you cannot attend to

    The legal information provided by speakers at our monthly meetings is a service to our members, their guests and other attendees. It is intended to be a source of general information, not opinion or legal advice on any specific situation and does not create an attorney-client relationship with any individual. If you would like more information about any of the legal topics, you are urged to consult with an attorney who is experienced in the particular area of interest. If you need assistance with human resource or labor relations functions, we may be able to refer you to an experienced consultant.