Pay Equity, Equal Compensation and Benefit

Level: Advanced
Runtime: 62 minutes
Recorded Date: October 05, 2018
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2:15 pm - 3:15 pm
  • Pay Equity and Pay Inquiry

o   Hypothetical

o   The Evolving Risk Landscape

o   Strategic Challenges/Best Practices

1.       Analytic Choices for Employers/Privileged vs. Non-Privileged Analyses

2.       Sequencing and Timing Considerations

3.       Defining Pay Analysis Groups

4.       What Compensation Types to Study

5.       What factors should be considered in the model

6.       Mitigation objectives and strategies

7.       Global Projects

8.       Internal and External Communications

9.       Minimizing risk to comply with salary history bans

  • Paid Sick Leave

o   The Evolving Risk Landscape

o   Best Practices

Runtime: 1 hour
Recorded: October 5, 2018


In this program, a panel of experts will discuss the current state of pay equity laws, how employers should weight compensation and benefits and how employers should mitigate the risks.

This program was recorded as part of Corporate Counsel's Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference held on October 5th, 2018.

Provided By

Women, Influence & Power in Law Conference


Tammy R. Daub

Of Counsel, Employment Law Department
Paul Hastings LLP

Tammy Daub is of counsel in the Employment Law Department of Paul Hastings and is based in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. She maintains a broad practice representing and counseling clients in all aspects of labor and employment law, including systemic and individual discrimination, federal contract compliance, fair pay, and wage and hour issues.

Ms. Daub has significant experience in the Executive Orders, laws and regulations applicable to federal contractors and is an assistant chair of the firm's Federal Contractor Compliance Group. She most recently served as a Senior Attorney in the Office of the Solicitor, United States Department of Labor (DOL). In that role, she provided advice on enforcement, regulatory, and policy matters for various DOL agencies, including the Department’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP). Ms. Daub also managed and conducted litigation on behalf of the Department on both the trial and appellate levels.

Prior to the DOL, Ms. Daub was an attorney with another national law firm where she represented employers in litigation, provided advice on various employment matters, and handled a wide range of other civil matters.

Kirsten Hotchkiss

Vice President, Global Employee Relations & Employment Counsel
GBT US, LLC dba American Express Global Business Travel

Kirsten Hotchkiss is Vice President, Global Employee Relations for American Express Global Business Travel. She also is the Managing Member of Hotchkiss Law, LLC, a firm devoted to assisting companies in complying with their legal employment obligations. In 2013, Hotchkiss Law, LLC, became a network firm of Labor Law Plus™, a division of Transatlantic Law International, providing global companies access to legal advice in over 80 countries. Also in 2013, Ms. Hotchkiss formed EmLaw Training Programs, LLC (, to deliver supervisory employment law training to companies throughout the United States.

Formerly, Ms. Hotchkiss was senior vice president, Employment and Compliance Counsel for Wyndham Worldwide. In 2012, Ms. Hotchkiss received the NJ Corporate Compliance Counsel Award from NJ Biz. Ms. Hotchkiss provides daily legal advice to large and small human resources teams. In addition, she has managed outside counsel in employment related litigation, and created and delivered employment law training to both supervisors and Human Resource professionals.

Ms. Hotchkiss currently serves on the Boards of the Alliance for Morris County Parks and of Preschool Advantage, an organization devoted to raising money to send children of the working poor to preschool. In 2013, she concluded her service as a non-voting Board Member for Xceed Financial Credit Union.

Ms. Hotchkiss received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Albright College in Reading, Pennsylvania and a Juris Doctor from Case Western Reserve University School of Law in Cleveland Ohio.

Kendall Mills

Senior Counsel
Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL)

Kendall Mills is Senior Counsel for Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), which employs more than 70,000 employees in 80 countries. JLL is a leader in the areas of commercial real estate and professional services and has been voted one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies for eleven consecutive years. In her role as Senior Counsel, Mills provides advice and counsel on employment law matters, directs internal ethics and employment investigations, ensures statutory compliance with employment laws, and drafts and assists in the development and implementation of company policies and programs.

Prior to joining JLL, Mills was Employment Counsel at Allstate Insurance Company where she provided employment law advice and counsel to clients, managed litigation and directed internal ethics investigations. Mills was also responsible leading many of the Law and Regulation Department’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, including the development of a diversity and inclusion scorecard to measure Allstate’s Premier Law Firms’ commitment to diversity in the legal profession and the creation of Allstate’s General Counsel’s Excellence in Diversity Award.

Mills received her Bachelor of Science in Communications from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and her Juris Doctor from John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

Ellen Rice

Associate General Counsel
Pivotal Software, Inc.

Ellen Rice is the Associate General Counsel at Pivotal Software.

Clare McCown

Associate General Counsel
Rakuten USA

Clare McCown has served as Associate General Counsel of Rakuten USA since 2013, previously serving as General Counsel for one of its subsidiaries, Rakuten Commerce (formerly She is responsible for managing litigation, labor / employment, risk mitigation and compliance matters, as well as providing general corporate and commercial legal support. She works with approximately ten Rakuten US subsidiaries in the e-commerce, online marketing, and logistics sectors. Clare also serves as a key legal interface between the company’s American subsidiaries and it’s Japanese parent and global affiliates.

In 2007, Clare left private practice to help build a technology company in the social commerce sector. She headed Legal, Operations, and Corporate Governance for the company through its acquisition by Rakuten in 2010. Prior to her in-house roles, Clare focused her practice in mass tort and commercial litigation.

Clare received her JD from the University of Maryland with a certificate in Environmental Law, and earned a dual Bachelors in Political Science and History from University of North Carolina Wilmington.

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