Wednesday June 7, 2023
Online via Zoom
The Equal Pay and Opportunities Act (EPOA), which took effect in 2018, promotes gender pay equity in Washington State through equal pay, equal career advancement opportunities, open wage discussions, prohibited retaliation, and other protections for employees and job applicants.
What does your nonprofit need to know about the EPOA? And why is wage transparency important? Join the gathering to hear from specialists from L&I and nonprofit leaders who are advocating for an even more transparent process. This gathering will include presentations from L&I’s equal pay agents and a nonprofit advocate for equal pay, an interactive panel discussion, and time at the end to have your questions answered.
The HR Gathering is for those who currently work in human resources or similar roles in the nonprofit sector. We invite those whose work focuses on HR to come together to learn, exchange information, and support each other. Whether you work in an HR department or support HR in another capacity, this gathering is for you!
This gathering will be recorded. If you are unable to attend, you can still register to receive the recording and resources.
This webinar is free, thanks to a partnership with the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries.
Who Should Attend
This gathering is for those who currently work in human resources or similar roles in the nonprofit sector.
Captioning: We will have automated captioning enabled.
Interpretation: Please indicate during registration if you have an interpretation request. Typically, we need at least two weeks in order to schedule an interpreter.
Visual Descriptions: Presenters will include visual descriptions of themselves and the slides to give a person who is low-vision, blind, or calling in without video a sense of space and place.
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About the Speakers
Gabriela Quintana, Economic Opportunity Institute
Gabriela has over 30 years of experience in public policy advocacy. She joined the Economic Opportunity Institute in 2011 to run the paid sick days campaign, setting the stage for a successful paid family and medical leave legislative win in 2017. Since then, Gabriela has also worked on the equal pay and pregnancy accommodations bills. Before joining EOI, Gabriela managed her own consulting business, where she worked on social and racial justice issues in Washington state. Gabriela earned a Master of Social Work from Boston University and a BA in Political Science from the University of Washington.
Jackie Ferrer-Thomas, Employment Standards Equal Pay Agent
Jackie Ferrer-Thomas is one of two Equal Pay Agents with the Employment Standards program at Labor and Industries. Her work experience includes state service for the past 10 years. Most recently, Jackie administers the Equal Pay and Opportunities Act. Jackie enjoys serving the public and explaining rules and regulations.
Devon Wesch, Employment Standards Equal Pay Agent
Devon Wesch is an Equal Pay Agent at the Department of Labor and Industries with a background in criminal justice and a passion for equality, equity, and justice for those who have been treated unfairly. Today, Devon works toward educating employers, employees, and applicants regarding the equal pay requirements in Washington to help limit income disparities and reduce the number of children and families in poverty within the state.