This year, Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, April 9. As part of the larger conversation about gender pay equality taking place this week, we’ll be hosting an equal pay Web chat this Friday, April 12, at 1 p.m. EDT. You’ll be able to ask experts about the current state of women’s wages, and how Labor Department resources can help workers and businesses pursue pay equality. Representatives from the department’s Office of the Chief Economist, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs and Women’s Bureau will address the current pay gap and ongoing policy initiatives.
- Jennifer Hunt, chief economist, will be on hand to talk about trends in women’s earnings over time and how closing the pay gap will benefit U.S. families and the nation’s economy.
- Latifa Lyles, acting director of the Women’s Bureau, will answer questions about what the agency is doing to ensure economic security for working women of all ages and to encourage younger women to pursue careers in growing industries.
- Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs, and Pamela Coukos, senior program advisor, will address questions about how OFCCP is helping contractors comply with the law, and how recent guidance on pay equality could affect your business.