Pay Equity Panel: Latest Views on Employer Progress and Challenges

  • 24 Sep 2020
  • 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
  • Webinar

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Pay Equity Panel: Latest Views on Employer Progress and Challenges

Live Webinar

NEW: Non-OCCABA member may register for $30.

FREE for OCCABA members.

Thursday, September 24, 2020 from 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm (Pacific Time)


Pay Equity continues to be a growing area of concern and development.  Our pay equity presentation last year was one of the best attended sessions.  This year’s program picks up where last year’s program left off.  Our panel of three outstanding employment law attorneys will cover the following areas:

  1. Pay Equity Laws and recent amendments.
  2. Litigation updates.
  3. Practical advice and implications for compensation and HR management, especially considering the new COVID-19 reality. 
  4. Answer your questions about pay equity

We have added 30 minutes to our normal program time to allow for more coverage of this critical area of legal compliance. We recommend that OCCABA members who did not attend last year’s pay equity presentation in May 2019 to download and review the slides in our member’s only section of the OCCABA web site. You must be a member and log in to the web site to download this file.


Presenting at this meeting will be: 


Megan Winter - Partner with Fisher Phillips San Diego office

Megan Winter is a partner in the Fisher Phillips San Diego office. She handles administrative and civil employment matters before state and federal courts and government agencies.

Her practice involves representation of employers in a variety of matters including harassment and discrimination litigation, wage and hour class actions, and family and medical leave law.

Megan also assists employers in developing workplace policies and procedures, and she regularly advises employers regarding day to day employment issues and ways to avoid employment claims and litigation.

Megan also frequently provides supervisor training for employers. Upon graduating from law school, Megan was awarded the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law. She was selected as a San Diego “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers magazine in 2016.



Jeff Ames, JD – Partner with Ames Karanjia LLP

Jeff represents employers in all types of labor and employment litigation, including single plaintiff cases, representative matters, and class actions. He also works closely with clients on solutions to a wide array of daily employment-related issues. Jeff values his long relationships with his clients and is fortunate to represent several of San Diego’s finest institutions.

A litigator for over 20 years, Jeff has tried numerous cases to verdict in front of judges, juries, and arbitrators. He began his career as a U.S. Navy judge advocate, where he served as the Navy’s Senior Defense Counsel for Europe and Southwest Asia, and later as Special Counsel to the United Nations War Crimes Unit in Kosovo. Jeff later prosecuted federal crimes as a Special Assistant United States Attorney in the Southern District of California and was the Evidence Instructor at the Naval Justice School in San Diego. Since completing his active duty service, Jeff's practice has been dedicated to defending California employers.

Jeff continues to serve in the Navy Reserve Judge Advocate General’s Corps, where his practice focuses on international human rights. He is currently the Commanding Officer of the reserve Defense Institute of International Legal Studies, where he partners with foreign military and law enforcement personnel around the world to reduce human rights violations and build respect for the rule of law.

Jeff is admitted to practice before all California and Maryland state courts, all U.S. federal district courts in California, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.



Hanna B. Raanan - Of Counsel with Ogletree Deakins

Ms. Raanan represents clients in complex wage and hour litigation, involving claims for employee misclassification, rounding violations, regular rate of pay issues, meal/rest period compliance, expense reimbursement, off-the-clock issues, as well as derivative claims under California’s Unfair Competition law and Private Attorneys General Act.

During her career, Ms. Raanan has represented a range of businesses, from small family-owned businesses and start-ups to large financial institutions. Ms. Raanan is actively involved in the local legal community as an executive committee member of the Orange County Bar Association’s Labor & Employment section.

Ms. Raanan earned her J.D. from Southwestern Law School as a member of its two-year accelerated SCALE program. While in law school, she was a recipient of an Oralist Award at the Moot Court Competition in Los Angeles. Ms. Raanan also earned her Masters of Public Policy in Economics and International Relations from Pepperdine University and worked overseas for the U.S. Department of State in Moscow, Russia.

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