ASU's SBDC to Host Its Annual Equal Pay Day Women’s Leadership Conference

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By ASU News Services

The Small Business Development Center at Alabama State University joins with the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) Birmingham District and Department of Labor Wage and Hour (WHD) to co-host its annual Equal Pay Day Women’s Leadership Conference. 

This event will be hosted in conjunction with the observance of the National Women's Month and National Equal Pay Day on Tuesday, March 31, 2020, from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at ASU's Dunn Oliver Acadome Banquet Room. Registration begins at 8 am.

The conference is designed to provide information about resources that help strengthen businesses highlighting key insights about complying with laws enforced by the EEOC and DOL Wage and Hour Division. 

Wage-related lawsuits “have exploded nationwide … and undetonated legal landmines remain buried in countless companies.”  — BusinessWeek

The conference will also focus on equal pay issues, such as the short and long-term effects of unequal pay for women. Not only does unequal pay affect what a woman earns today but also future pension benefits and social security.  According to the law, a compensation charge is timely filed if at least one discriminatory paycheck was received within the filing period.

Conference participants will gain an understanding of the laws and how employers can protect their bottom line through knowledge of and compliance with federal and state laws.

Panelists will include representatives from EEOC, Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division, and more.

Who should attend?

*Business owners and potential business owners      *Businesses with at least one employee

*Human Resource managers/staff personnel             *Diversity and Inclusion managers/staff personnel

*EEO executives                                                         *Employees

There is NO COST to attend the event.  Refreshments will be provided.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.  Registration deadline extended to March 24, 2020.  Must register online at https://asbdc.ecenterdirect.com/events/8448

For more information contact Andrea Rogers Mosley at 334-229-4138 or email arprice@alasu.edu.