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K. Joy Chin

Principal
Long Island

P 631-247-4613
F 631-247-0417
Joy.Chin@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

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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April 25, 2018
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Joy Chin and Eric Felsberg Discuss Leveraging Employee Data

April 25, 2018

Joy Chin and Eric Felsberg discuss leveraging employee data so employers can make better hiring decisions and reduce termination rates in "Getting the Most from Employee Data," published by Chief Executive Magazine.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 6, 2018
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Joy Chin Comments on Implications of the Pay Equity Gap

April 6, 2018

Joy Chin comments on implications of states passing equal pay laws that will make it easier for workers to prove equal pay claims in "GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week," published by Law360. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

April 1, 2018
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Joy Chin and Eric Felsberg Discuss the Value of Using Data to Boost Business Operations

April 1, 2018

Joy Chin and Eric Felsberg comment on the business benefits of data analytics in Chief Executive Magazine's "Leveraging Business Intelligence." Read More

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May 15, 2018

Vermont Bans Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Salary and Benefit History

May 15, 2018

Beginning July 1, 2018, employers in Vermont will be prohibited from requiring a prospective employee to disclose his or her salary and benefit history under legislation (H.B. 294) signed by Governor Phil Scott on May 11, 2018. The new law also bars employers from seeking an applicant’s salary history without his or her authorization... Read More

April 18, 2018

Massachusetts Equal Pay Act Calculation Tool: What Employers Need to Know

April 18, 2018

Ever since Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker signed the state Equal Pay Act (MEPA) on August 1, 2016, employers have been seeking direction on how employee pay should be analyzed to withstand scrutiny under the new law. MEPA goes into effect on July 1, 2018. On March 1, 2018, the Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General (OAG)... Read More

March 5, 2018

Massachusetts AG’s Office Issues Guidance on Equal Pay Law Set to Take Effect in July

March 5, 2018

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 Massachusetts pay equity legislation amended the state’s Massachusetts Equal Pay Act (MEPA). Among other things, the amendment changed the definition of... Read More

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Higher Education Law Summit: Hot Topics for Colleges and Universities

June 6, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM CST
565 West Adams Street - Chicago, IL
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Mind the Gap: The Massachusetts “Act to Establish Pay Equity”

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Vermont Bans Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Salary and Benefit History
May 15, 2018

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. Read More

A Ban on Salary History Bans: Michigan Bars Local Governments from Prohibiting Such Inquiries
March 29, 2018

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. Read More

Washington State Legislature Sends Comprehensive Pay Equity Bill to Governor
March 14, 2018

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. Read More

By K. Joy Chin, Sherry L. Talton and Chris Chrisbens