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Equal Pay Data Reporting, an Asset for the Strategic Employer

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California’s recently passed SB973 requires certain employers to collect and report the number of employees by gender, race and ethnicity in specific job categories, and also broken down by pay bands established by the federal government. California employers need to understand the requirements and implications of these reports, as well as other legal obligations that may be implicated.

In this program, a unique team featuring a certified public accountant and experienced employment attorney will define the law and reporting requirements, and present ideas and methods for leveraging the data as a tool employers can use to enhance corporate culture, recruiting and retention. Compliance with SB973 is a corporate asset, and this program will provide a process for employers to engage with the law and create strategic advantages. Please join us for a discussion on special purpose acquisition companies.


Erin Hastings, CPA, CFE
Advisory and Assurance Partner, Seiler LLP

Erin is a CPA with 20 years of experience providing assurance and advisory services to privately held companies, public charities, private foundations, and family offices. She joined Seiler in 2011 and became a partner in 2016. She is also the leader of Seiler’s San Francisco advisory and assurance practice. Erin holds expertise in advisory services related to accounting and internal control policies; interim finance, accounting, and reporting oversight; business intelligence and data analytics, including benchmarking, financial statement forecasting, and compensation equity analysis; governance and strategic planning matters; risk consultation and forensic examinations; SOC audit engagement oversight; and audits of not-for-profit organizations, privately held companies, registered investment advisors (RIAs), investment funds, and private foundations

Erin earned a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She serves as an Audit Committee Member for the Contemporary Jewish Museum and a Governance Committee Director for the Stern Grove Festival.


Holly Sutton
Partner, Farella Braun + Martel LLP

Holly Sutton guides businesses, compensation committees, and boards in managing the critical employment matters they face, with an eye toward both practical solutions and risk management. Holly is the chair of Farella’s Employment Practice. She earned a J.D. from Stanford University and a B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. Holly is also a member of the Employment Rights & Responsibilities Committee for the ABA Labor & Employment Law Section.

Holly counsels clients on the design and implementation of employment policies and practices to minimize the risk of employment litigation, and ensure compliance with applicable law. Specific areas in which Holly advises her clients include personnel policies, wage and hour laws, EEO compliance, hiring and termination practices, harassment and discrimination investigations, non-competition clauses, conflict of interest, and trade secret matters. She has worked with clients in a range of industries, including media, insurance, wine, agriculture, technology, retail, banking, construction, manufacturing, cannabis, and professional services.

An essential part of her role as a trusted advisor on employment matters is ensuring that her clients are kept abreast of the latest developments in employment law— an ever-changing field. She’s a frequent speaker, author, panelist, and media source, and in addition to advising on the current state of the law, frequently counsels on upcoming changes and trends that will affect her client’s business, strategy and workforce.

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Event Details:

Thursday, October 28th
11:45 AM PDT Greeting/Presentation
1:00 PM PDT Networking

Registration closes 10am day of event.


CPE Credits

One (1.0) CPE credit available. Field of Study: TBA

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