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K. Joy Chin

Long Island

P 631-247-4613
F 631-247-0417


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.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Connecticut Industry Liaison Group, Counsel
  • Melville Chamber of Commerce, former member of Board of Directors
  • National Employment Law Council
  • Northeast Regional Corporate Industry Liaison Group, Treasurer
  • Society for Human Resource Management Long Island Chapter, formerly served on Diversity and Inclusion Council
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Committee, former co-chair

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December 14, 2017
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Joy Chin Comments on OFCCP Audit Consistency

December 14, 2017

Joy Chin comments on OFCCP audit consistency among enforcement regions in "What Federal Contractors, Workers Want for the New Year," published by Bloomberg BNA. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

November 1, 2017
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Jackson Lewis' Recently Elevated Principals Featured by Law 360

November 1, 2017

Jackson Lewis’ newly elevated Principals were highlighted in "Law360 Names Attys Who Moved Up The Firm Ranks In Q3," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 9, 2017

K. Joy Chin Comments on EEOC Pay Equity Regulations

April 9, 2017

K. Joy Chin comments on the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission requiring certain employers to start providing employee pay data by March 2018 in "New rules require large firms to report pay data by gender, race," published by Newsday. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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August 16, 2017

Affirmative Action in College Admissions to Become a Justice Department Priority?

August 16, 2017

The Trump Administration is preparing to focus on affirmative action in college admissions, according to The New York Times, which reportedly obtained an internal announcement to the Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division (CRD). The announcement, The Times said, directs the Division to redirect resources to investigate and... Read More

June 15, 2017

Business Group Files Amended Complaint in Lawsuit Challenging Philadelphia Wage History Law

June 15, 2017

Philadelphia’s Wage History Ordinance, initially scheduled to take effect on May 23, 2017, remains on hold. The Ordinance has been subject to a federal court stay pending resolution of a lawsuit for a preliminary injunction brought by the Chamber of Commerce for Greater Philadelphia. The City of Philadelphia agreed to halt enforcement of... Read More

May 11, 2017

Using Predictive Analytics to Change History

May 11, 2017

Last year, women made 80¢ on the dollar compared to men. That persistent pay gap has hovered around 80% for the last several years. States, cities, and federal enforcement agencies are thus trying a variety of new tactics to “close the gap.” The most interesting, and as many believe creative, approach to gain popularity in the past year... Read More

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New Jersey Bars State Agencies from Seeking Applicants’ Wage Histories
January 17, 2018

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. Read More

NYC Issues Additional Guidance on Upcoming Salary Inquiry Prohibitions
October 13, 2017

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. Read More

Illinois Next to Prohibit Salary History Inquiries?
August 21, 2017

The Illinois state legislature passed House Bill (HB) 2462 which would prevent employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s salary history and lower the burden on employees claiming equal pay violations. The Bill now awaits Governor Bruce Rauner’s signature. Read More

By K. Joy Chin, Stephania C. Sanon and Jeffrey L. Rudd