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Preparing for the Pay Equity Act – What You Need To Know
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Preparing for the Pay Equity Act – What You Need To Know

When: Tuesday, May 15. 2018
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Where: Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Two Seaport Lane
Suite 300
Boston, Massachusetts  02210
United States
Contact: Marissa Cammarano

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Preparing for the Pay Equity Act – What You Need To Know

Are you ready for the Pay Equity Act going into effect in July? Join us on May 15 in Boston for an informative and interactive panel centered on the MA Pay Equity Act!

The MA Pay Equity Act goes into effect on July 1, 2018. It may seem like you have plenty of time to push this to the back of your desk, but actually, there is a lot of work you can and should do now in anticipation of that effective date. Plus, new updates have recently been announced that we will review.

We will have the unique perspective of both a lawyer, practitioner who has recently implemented a pay equity plan in their organization, and an expert in the topic to answer any questions you might have surrounding this issue. 

This panel will cover the following:

Questions employers can and cannot ask in the hiring process as to pay history and verification
Assessing comparable work across functional areas
The limited scenarios in which variations in wages are acceptable
Steps employers can take now to protect an organization once the law takes effect
The role of Human Resources in communicating about compensation both in messaging and timing


Hillary J. Massey, Associate, Seyfarth Shaw LLP

Hillary Massey is an associate in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Ms. Massey represents management in a range of employment-related matters, with a focus on complex wage and hour litigation and equal pay counseling.

Ms. Massey focuses a significant share of her litigation practice on the defense of complex wage and hour claims, including collective actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and class claims under the laws of Massachusetts and other states.  She has extensive experience defending against allegations of exempt employee misclassification, independent contractor misclassification and off-the-clock work, including early-stage motion practice, class action certification and summary judgment. 

Ms. Massey also represents management against all types of discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims, including those asserted under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Massachusetts’ Chapter 151B, and other state laws.

In her counseling practice, Ms. Massey works with in-house counsel and human resource personnel on a variety of employment-related legal issues, including all aspects of employee compensation, terminations, performance counseling, leaves of absence, and accommodations.  Ms. Massey’s recent work is focused on compliance with the various state and local equal pay laws and salary history bans, with a goal of identifying practical employment practices that comply with the laws.

Before law school, Ms. Massey served in the U.S. Army Reserve in the Medical Service Corps and volunteered with the U.S. Peace Corps in Zambia.  After law school, Ms. Massey clerked at the Supreme Judicial Court for Chief Justice Margaret H. Marshall and at the U.S. District Court in Boston for Judge William G. Young.


Maureen Crawford Hentz, VP of Human Resource, AW Chesterton

Maureen Crawford Hentz is a professional career strategist with more than 20 years of experience in teaching people how to find and get jobs. She has led talent functions in a variety of industries, and in companies ranging from Fortune 500 to manufacturing companies to environmental non-profits. Her expertise covers a range of career topics including networking, career changers, disabilities in the workplace, people returning to work after an absence, and teaching recruiters how to recruit. 

When she's not keynoting about, writing about or reading about career strategy issues, she can be found critiquing job descriptions here on LinkedIn for fun and giving career advice to grocery store cashiers, bank tellers and joggers going past her house. 

An award-winning program presenter, Crawford Hentz is known for lively and informative workshops. Training and keynoting for groups, conferences, organizations and individuals on topics including how to find a job, things recruiters won't tell you, understanding what happens after you submit your resume, making LinkedIn your job searching robot, recruiting strategy, business & dining etiquette, career skills, cross-cultural communication, leadership and professional development. Selected engagements

American International College; Arizona State, Ashland; Babson; Becker; Bentley ALANA; BU Recruiters Roundtable; BU School of Management, BU School of Engineering; Bowling Green State; Brandeis; Career Development Professionals of Indiana; Center for Energy & Envi. Studies; Daniel Webster; Environmental Careers Organization; EPA Region 1; Ocean Spray; Pine Manor; NACA Regional; NACE National Association of Colleges and Employers National; Newbury College; Northeastern; Plymouth State; St. Anselm's College; UMass Lowell Women's Conference; UNH; Wentworth

International consulting Japan: Osaka Volunteer Center; Women & Children’s Empowerment Kansai


Julie Zanotta, Director of Compensation, Harvard University

Julie has more than 25 years of experience in all aspects of compensation program planning and execution.  She is experienced in developing, communicating and administering base salary programs as well as short and long term variable compensation plans, both cash and equity settled.  She has worked in both global and domestic industry sectors including healthcare, medical devices, insurance and most recently higher education where she is responsible for designing and implementing the University’s compensation programs with an eye toward attracting and retaining top talent.  


Mim Minichiello, President - Employee Benefits, HUB International New England

With over 25 years of experience, Mim provides leadership and implementation of employee benefit initiatives across the New England Region, building and expanding the HUB New England’s offerings as the top employee benefits solution provider.  Before joining HUB New England, Mim served in executive positions within the insurance brokerage and health plan industry. Mim’s experience lies in executing strategic growth and operational plans, building and implementing innovating sales strategies, and cultivating best-in-class teams.. 

Outside of her leadership role, with HUB New England, Mim is the Chair of the YW Boston, an organization committed to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. Mim is also a member of New England Employee Benefits Council, Society for Human Resources, The Boston Club, and The Commonwealth Institute. 

Mim is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy. Mim has also received a graduate certificate in management from Radcliffe College, and has completed AHIP’s Executive Leaders program with the Certified Health Insurance Executive designation.

NEHRA Members: $199
Non-Members: $249

8:00 - 8:30am: Breakfast, Registration & Networking
8:30 - 11:00am: Program


This program has been applied for 2.5 general credit hours. 


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