K. Joy Chin

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Joy Chin is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is the Co-Leader of the Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense Practice Group and Chair of the firm's Pay Equity Resource Group.

Ms. Chin has over 20 years’ experience helping employers navigate EEO and affirmative action regulations in the course of running their businesses. She regularly works with corporate counsel and human resources managers to develop practical approaches to EEO and affirmative action compliance. Ms. Chin successfully has defended employers in litigation, OFCCP audits and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) complaint investigations, including “glass ceiling” audits and claims of systemic discrimination in pay, hiring, promotion and termination.

Ms. Chin oversees a team of AAP analysts and data specialists in the preparation of hundreds of affirmative action plans (AAPs), EEO-1 and VETS-4212 reports each year for the firm’s government contractor clients. In addition, Ms. Chin and the firm’s team of Ph.D. and Master’s statisticians work closely with national clients to design and conduct in-depth analyses of compensation and bonus awards systems to identify and address potential problems before they arise.

Latest Articles

The Jackson Lewis Pay Equity Resource Group is pleased to announce a special series to help employers prepare for Equal Pay Day. “Rethinking Pay Equity” will take a look at several of the biggest questions facing employers in the ever-evolving #equalpay landscape, including: How can prior salary information perpetuate the persistent pay gap, and how should we measure and address the impact of years-long reliance on such information in the hiring process? What data should…
A U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia vacated the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) stay of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s (EEOC) revised EEO-1 form and the September 15, 2017, Federal Register Notice implementing the stay (Staying the Effectiveness of the EEO-1 Pay Data Collection, 82 Fed. Reg. 43362). Nat’l Women’s Law Ctr. et al. v. OMB et al., No. 17-2458 (D.D.C. Mar. 4, 2019). The court immediately restored the prior directives…
One week after taking office, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a directive that prohibits state departments and agencies from asking about current or previous salaries until after extending a conditional offer of employment with proposed salary. Executive Directive No. 2019-10, intended to ensure equal pay for equal work among state employees, went into effect immediately upon receiving the governor’s signature on January 8, 2019. The directive also prohibits public employers from searching public records…
On July 1, 2018, only ten days from now, the Diane B. Allen Equal Pay Act (Act) goes into effect, broadening New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to promote equal pay for all employees covered under the law. The Act, considered one of the most comprehensive and pro-employee equal pay laws in the nation, significantly expands equal pay protections under the LAD and even beyond the federal Equal Pay Act. Under the Act: Pay discrimination prohibitions are…
Beginning July 1, 2018, employers in Vermont will be prohibited from requiring a prospective employee to disclose his or her salary and benefit history before making an offer of employment, with compensation, under legislation (H.B. 294) signed by Governor Phil Scott on May 11, 2018. Click here to read our full article regarding Vermont’s salary history ban.…
On March 26, 2018, Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that prevents local governments from regulating the questions employers may ask of applicants during job interviews. The bill amends a 2015 law that prohibited local governments from banning salary history inquiries on job applications. With this amendment, Michigan essentially has blocked local governments from instituting regulations that would prohibit employers from asking job applicants for salary history information. At the time of the bill’s signing,…
The Washington Legislature has sent Governor Jay Inslee a proposed Act that would significantly broaden the state’s Equal Pay and Opportunity Act. The Governor is expected to approve it. Pay Equity and Gender Following Title VII principles, the Act defines “similarly employed” as jobs requiring “similar skill, effort, and responsibility… performed under similar working conditions.” Pay differences may be based on other job-related, bona fide factors, such as “education, training or experience; a seniority system;…
As posted last week, on March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General issued its much anticipated guidance on the state’s new pay equity law, set to take effect on July 1, 2018. The Attorney General’s Guidance does not have the legal force of a regulation but provides clear insight into how the Attorney General’s Office views and will enforce the law.  Click here to read our full article outlining the AG’s Office…
In his first official act upon taking office, newly elected Governor Phil Murphy signed an executive order barring state agencies from asking job applicants about wage history. Former Governor Chris Christie previously vetoed legislation that would have prohibited employers from requesting salary history information from prospective employees. Effective February 1, 2018, state agencies are prohibited from asking a job applicant for past wage history unless or until a conditional offer of employment, including an explanation…
As discussed in an earlier post, effective October 31, 2017, New York City employers generally may not inquire about or rely upon a job applicant’s salary history in making employment decisions. The New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR) previously released an Employer Fact Sheet and a Job Applicant Fact Sheet to assist employers and employees with understanding the law.  The NYCCHR has now added a “Salary History Law: Frequently Asked Questions” section…