Training Calendar

MA Equal Pay: Comparability Analysis is Key!

Instructor: Patti D'Amaddio, SPHR
Fee: $495.00

Date: Time: Code: Location:  
Dec 06, 2018 8:30am - 4:30pm HR032.181206SER Agawam, MA REGISTER NOW


Note:  This program is a one and a half day program!

Agawam 12/6 (8:30am - 4:30pm) & 12/12 (8:30am - Noon)

The Massachusetts Equal Pay Act became effective July 1, 2018!  The first related law suit was filed on July 3rd so this ball has started to roll!

To avail your organization of the law’s affirmative defense provision, organizations must proactively conduct a good faith pay equity audit that is reasonable in scope and detail. 

The first key step in the pay audit is determining WHICH POSITIONS ARE COMPARABLE!   In other words which positions require substantially similar skill, effort, responsibility and are performed under similar working conditions.  

This one and a half day workshop will provide you with the tools necessary to determine which positions  are comparable within your organization.  The National Position Evaluation Plan (NPEP) point factor system is a well-defined, system that facilitates the evaluation of positions based on a comprehensive set of well-defined compensable factors that align directly with the comparability factors as defined under the MA Equal Pay Act.  

Participants must bring a lap top with excel capability, a minimum of two hourly/ nonexempt and two exempt position descriptions to utilize during the position evaluation exercise.

Participants will leave the program with the knowledge to evaluate positions within their organization and the tools to complete and track these evaluations – NPEP manuals and an automatically tabulating substantiating data document.

Target Audience:
HR or Finance professionals responsible for performing a pay equity analysis.

Learning Objectives:

  • Overview of the MA Equal Pay Act
  • Affirmative Defense Provisions
  • Defining Comparable Positions
  • Steps to Conducting a Pay Equity Analysis
  • Implementing the NPEP system resulting in the definition of comparable positions within your organization.

HRCI & SHRM Credits: 9.75 for both days