Meredith Gregston, Attorney with Duane Morris LLP, focuses on employment counseling, litigation, and complex commercial disputes. Her employment litigation practice includes discrimination, harassment, retaliation, trade secrets and wage and hour. She advises federal contractors on OFCCP compliance issues from developing affirmative action plans to representing companies during the audit process. Meredith also regularly assists clients through pay equity disputes, internal audits and global compliance with pay equity legislation as well as other wage and hour issues. Meredith represents employers in state and federal courts, as well as proceedings before the Texas Workforce Commission, EEOC and OFCCP and other administrative agencies. Meredith is a member of the NILG Board representing the Southwest Region. She is the current Chair of the San Antonio ILG.
Tuesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Tuesday, July 26
Intersectionality of Race and Gender in Hiring and Pay Equity Analyses
Christopher Durham, Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris), Paul White (Resolution Economics)
In this session, participants will learn the meaning of intersectionality and how it applies to workplace discrimination; best practices for analyzing intersectionality; and how to address potential issues related to intersectionality.
Wednesday - REGULAR CONFERENCE Wednesday, July 27
Follow the Money: Handling Hiring Claims in OFCCP Audits
Christopher Durham, Meredith Gregston (Duane Morris), Valentin Estevez (Charles River Associates. Inc.)
The US labor market shows historically high numbers of separations and unfilled job openings. As contractors struggle to retain employees and fill openings, the OFCCP is increasing its hiring audits and plans to closely scrutinize the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) hiring tools. In this session, we will discuss the stages of an OFCCP hiring audit, from the initial request through the conciliation in process. You will learn best practices to prepare and respond to an OFCCP hiring audit, including responding to the agency’s statistical analyses and backpay demands.