Chris Wilkinson maintains a broad litigation and advice practice in labor and employment, wage-and-hour, federal contractor compliance, equal pay, government relations, and administrative law. He represents multinational employers, advising and counseling on the full range of employment and compliance matters arising out of federal and state laws.

Chris’ current practice focuses on counseling employers and litigating pay equity matters arising out of federal and state claims. He helps clients navigate large-scale government investigations and litigation arising out of discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and other enforcement matters. He also investigates highly sensitive matters at the executive level, ensures legal compliance in diversity and inclusion efforts, and strategizes regarding labor and employment risks arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Why focus on pay equity now?

Robust ESG compliance commitments and recent social movements have pushed pay equity to the top of many companies’ priorities. Other factors such as activist shareholder proposals, changes in state laws, Biden administration efforts, and calls from employees regarding greater transparency have spurred companies to find out where they stand.