LEWISTON — The LA Metro Chamber of Commerce will host a virtual discussion of Maine’s Equal Pay Law and what it requires under recent case law and what employers can be doing to make sure they are in compliance with the law.

Under Maine’s equal pay law, the sexes must be paid the same for “comparable work on jobs that have comparable requirements relating to skill, effort and responsibility” unless the pay differences are based on a few non-discriminatory exceptions.

What does comparable work mean? What are the exceptions? What if some people are just better negotiators than others? What if employers have difference in pay in their workforce but had no intention to be discriminatory? Can you stop your employees from talking about what they’re earning? What can you do if employees are complaining about their rates of pay compared to their co-workers and creating unrest?

Two local employment lawyers will lead this discussion: Amy Dieterich with the firm of Skelton Taintor & Abbott in Auburn and Hannah Wurgaft with Brann & Isaacson.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday May 19, from noon to 1 p.m. The webinar will be held through Zoom and is free. 

Members can register at: https://business.lametrochamber.com/events/register/20150 or contact the LA Metro Chamber of Commerce at (207) 783-2249.




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