Royal, P.C. to Host Roundtable on Equal Pay Act Changes

NORTHAMPTON — The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act has been amended, and new provisions will begin on July 1. Attorney Timothy Netkovick will discuss the new provisions, its impact on employers, and discuss how employers can take advantage of the safe-harbor provisions on Thursday, Jan. 18 from 8 to 9 a.m. at Royal, P.C., 270 Pleasant St., Northampton.

The amendments present several substantive changes to multiple definitions in the Equal Pay Act, such as employer defenses, comparable work, statute of limitations, and salary-history inquiries. The new provisions provide employers with safe-harbor provisions if the employer takes affirmative steps within the previous three years and prior to the filing of a lawsuit.

The cost is $30 per person. Checks may be made payable to Royal, P.C. and mailed to 270 Pleasant Street, Northampton, MA 01060. Advance registration is required, and seating is limited. Contact Heather Loges at hloges@theroyallawfirm.com to register, or if you have any questions about this workshop.

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