Will Michigan Bridge the Pay Ga-p?

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In 2018, six states enacted new laws designed to close the gender gap. Will Michigan Bridge the Pay Ga-p? will examine the current pay gap and what can be done moving forward.

The event, hosted by Fifth Third Bank & Rhoades McKee on Wednesday, October 23, from 8 a.m. – 10: 30 a.m. at Stonewater Country Club, is free and ideal for business owners, HR directors and professionals, and anyone interested in learning about the pay gap in the United States.

Earlier this year, the House reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act and Gov. Gretchen Whitmer removed salary information from all state agency employment applications. With these legislative initiatives, a record number of women serving in Congress, and the momentum for women's rights created by the #MeToo movement, is this the year that federal and state governments close the gender gap?

At this event, attendees could expect to understand the current pay gap of working women and the trends impacting Michigan employers, receive an update on current federal and state legislative efforts, understand the trends in Michigan Equal Pay Litigation, and obtain strategies and best practices to ensure and improve pay equity at their organizations.

Presenters include Terry Barclay, Inforum; Catherine Brainerd, Rhoades McKee; Beth Kelly, HR Collaborative; and Isabell Medelli, Steelcase. The conversation will be moderated by Maranda, from WOOD TV8.

Will Michigan Bridge the Pay Ga-p?

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
8 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

Stonewater Country Club
7177 Kalamazoo Avenue Southeast
Caledonia, MI 49316

Written by Sarah Suydam, Staff Writer for West Michigan Woman.

Photo courtesy of Fifth Third Bank & Rhoades McKee

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