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This employment law CLE discusses the impact of California’s recent Equal Pay legislation on equal pay and gender gap related litigation. The attorney speakers will discuss recent equal pay related cases and employment law developments related to the California Fair Pay Act (CFPA) legislation. The economist speakers will discuss the CFPA and the use of statistics in recent cases and implications for use in future employment litigation.

The attorney speakers include Lori Andrus of Andrus Anderson LLP, and Jennifer Reisch, of Equal Rights Advocates (ERA). Lori Andrus was the lead Plaintiffs’ attorney in the nationwide Farmers Insurance gender pay discrimination class action lawsuit. Jennifer Reisch is the Legal Director at Equal Rights Advocates and aided in the passage of the Fair Pay Act in 2015.

The economist speakers include David Neumark and Dwight Steward. David Neumark, a Professor of Economics at UC-Irvine, is a renown labor economist who has performed extensive research on wage disparity related issues. Dwight Steward, Principal Economist at EmployStats, has performed statistical analyses in major employment discrimination class actions across the country.


8:45 AM – 9:00 AM

9:00 AM – 9:15 AM

9:20 AM – 9:50 AM
Jennifer Reisch, Attorney & Legal Director – Equal Rights Advocates

9:50 AM – 10:30 AM
Lori Andrus, Attorney – Andrus Anderson, LLP

10:30 AM – 10:40 AM

10:40 AM – 11:30 AM
Q&A with speakers, defense attorney perspectives

11:30 AM – 12:15 PM
David Neumark, Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at the
University of California, Irvine and Dwight Steward, Principal Economist


Speaker Bios

Lori E. Andrus, Attorney

Lori Andrus, of Andrus Anderson LLP, specializes in class actions and complex litigation. She represents female employees who are paid less than their male counterparts, and individuals who have been harmed by dangerous pharmaceuticals or medical devices, been defrauded by large corporations or sold defective products. Lori Andrus has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards, and has been recognized as a “Top 50” Northern California Super Lawyer in 2016. In 2015, the National Law Journal named her as one of the nation’s 75 “Outstanding Women Lawyers.”

Jennifer Reisch, Attorney

Jennifer Reisch is the Legal Director of Equal rights Advocates (ERA).  She directs ERA’s efforts to seek equality and justice for women and girls in schools and workplace across the country.  Ms. Reisch is proud to have helped pass the strongest equal pay law in the nation, the California Fair Pay Act of 2015 (SB 358 – Jackson), and has been part of the team representing Betty Dukes and other women in their history making case against Wal-Mart.

David Neumark, Ph.D.

David Neumark is an American economist and a Chancellor’s Professor of Economics at the University of California, Irvine, where he also directs the Economic Self-Sufficiency Policy Research Institute. Professor Neumark graduated with a B.A. in economics in 1982 from the University of Pennsylvania. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude, with Honors. He went on to complete his M.A. in 1985 and Ph.D. in 1987 in economics from Harvard University. His fields were labor economics and econometrics. His dissertation was entitled Male-Female Differentials in the Labor Force: Measurement, Causes and Probes, and published in parts in the Journal of Human Resources.  Professor Neumark’s research interests include minimum wages and living wages, affirmative action, sex differences in labor markets, the economics of aging, and school-to-work programs, and has also done work in demography, health economics, development, industrial organization, and finance.

Dwight Steward, Ph.D.

Dr. Steward is an expert in the economic and statistical analysis of labor and employment related issues. He has experience in cases involving employment discrimination, wage and hour, lost earnings, and lost profits litigation.

Dr. Steward has taught in the University of Texas in the Department of Economics and the Red McCombs School of Business and in the College of Business at Sam Houston State University. He has taught numerous courses in statistics, labor economics, corporate finance, business policies, and the economics of the firm (microeconomics).


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California Fair Pay Act CLE Seminar 2017

Who should attend: Attorneys, Human Resource Professionals, and Law Students

CLE Credit: 

3 hours (Pending Approval)


(Cost includes light snack and CLE credit)

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