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ILR School experts and alumni leading discourse on NYC pay transparency law

Aimed at closing the pay gap for women, both white and of color, and for men of color, the New York City salary disclosure rolling out today is being discussed by ILR School experts and alumni.

Esta Bigler ’70, director of ILR’s Labor and Employment Law Program, provided a primer on the new law in this explainer and with Diane Burton, ILR’s Joseph R. Rich ’80 Professor of Human Resource Studies and the academic director of the Institute for Compensation Studies, led an event with leading compensation scholars and practitioners.

“We should yield to this moment and be flexible and be innovators and … and just get it done,” Jacqueline M. Ebanks, executive director of the New York City Commission on Gender Equity said at the event. “What we're looking for is that the worker is empowered to make informed choices about where they pursue opportunities.”

Alumni speaking at the event were Evandro Gigante ’00, Proskauer Rose partner and co-head of its Employment Litigation & Arbitration group; Brian Levine ’93, Ph.D. ’98, Mercer's pay equity leader, and Peter Bamberger ’82, M.S. ’84, Ph.D. ’90. Bamberger is the research director of ILR’s Smithers Institute, author of “Exposing Pay: Pay Transparency and What it Means for Employees, Employers and Public Policy,” slated to be published in 2023 by Oxford University Press, and the Domberger Chair in Organization and Management at Tel Aviv University’s Coller School of Management.

A recording of the forum can be viewed here.

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