The New Pay Equity: Employer Essentials

As employers continue to audit and implement pay equity in the workplace, many still do not have a comprehensive understanding of what it means for their companies.  With H.B. 2005 creating further areas of liability such as the prohibited screening of job applicants based on current or past compensation, it is important that employers fully understand the implications of the Pay Equity Bill.  Please join Leila Wall from BOLI and Andrew Schpak, Co-Managing Partner of Barran Liebman, for a discussion of rulemaking, analysis, and real time examples of valuating current employment practices and applying the statistical tests necessary to complete an Equal Pay Analysis.

Date: Thursday, November 29th

Time: Registration/Breakfast – 8:00 a.m.;  program 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Location: Stoel Rives/Goose Hollow Room

760 SW 9th Ave. #3000

Cost $45 NW EEO/PHRMA Members;  $60 Nonmembers

To register:

Reply to, visit or call 503.869.9017.

Credit card payments are accepted on our website. Certificate of attendance provided.

RSVP On or before Monday, November 26th


Andrew Schpak is the Co-Managing Partner at Barran Liebman LLP, where he has been exclusively representing management in employment litigation and providing advice regarding all types of employment matters and claims for over fourteen years. He also drafts, reviews, and negotiates employment, partnership, and independent contractor agreements, as well as confidentiality, non-solicitation, and non-competition agreements. Andrew has led both the American Bar Association Young Lawyers Division and the Multnomah Bar Association Young Lawyers Section. He now serves on the Board of the Portland Business Alliance and Transition Projects, Inc., as well as the Immediate Past President of the Multnomah Bar Association Board of Directors. Andrew is listed in the Oregon Super Lawyers magazine, and has been named as a Super Lawyer since 2013.  He is certified as a Senior Professional in Human Resources (SPHR) by the Human Resources Certification Institute (HRCI) and as a Senior Certified Professional (SCP) by the Society for Human Resources Management. Andrew graduated from Reed College and received his J.D. from Cornell Law School. He is admitted to practice in Oregon and Washington state and federal courts.

Leila Wall is a Training and Development Specialist with the Bureau of Labor and Industries Technical Assistance for Employers Program. By responding to employer inquiries and conducting training seminars throughout the state, she helps employers understand and comply with Oregon wage & hour and civil rights laws. Leila is Technical Assistance’s subject matter expert on Pay Equity and assisted in the rulemaking process as a member of the Rules Advisory Committee.

Leila received her law degree from Lewis & Clark Law School. Prior to joining Technical Assistance, Leila was a Senior Investigator in BOLI’s Civil Rights Division and a law clerk at the Northwest Workers’ Justice Project.

Kate Verotsky, Administrator

NW EEO/Affirmative Action Association