Illinois Pay Data Webinar 2022

Illinois Pay Reporting – Are You Ready?

March 2022


Illinois is now the second state to require pay data reporting for private employers, beginning as early as this year.

The Illinois filing is more than just another data collection: employers must file individual employee-level compensation information and certify that there is no wage disparity for women or minorities in each of the EEO-1 job groups when accounting for legitimate factors related to pay.

With the first filing deadline only months away, covered Illinois employers should be evaluating how prepared they are to make the required certification.

Join veteran employment attorney Maryelena Zaccardelli of Michael Best & Friedrich and Berkshire’s pay equity powerhouse Dr. Thomas Carnahan to learn more about the ins and outs of the Illinois’ Equal Pay Registration Certification requirements.

The duo will discuss:

  • Who needs to register
  • What information needs to be submitted to the State of Illinois
  • When you will submit this new report
  • How to submit the data to the Illinois Department of Labor
  • What you should do to prepare and how to analyze your pay now

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About Thomas Carnahan, Ph.D

Thomas Carnahan, Ph.D is Berkshire’s Compensation Services Manager. His department is responsible for performing Proactive Pay Equity, providing comprehensive analyses and recommendations to clients under OFCCP audit, and setting the direction for Berkshire’s other HR and Compensation services, such as wage gap reporting, market analysis, and more traditional Industrial Psychology work.

With more than 20 years of experience in research methodology, data analysis, and HR process development, Thomas brings to Berkshire’s clients expert level services and recommendations. Thomas holds a Ph.D in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and his background includes working for small boutique firms, Fortune 100 companies, and as a professor of business and statistics at US and International Universities.

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About Maryelena Zaccardelli

Maryelena is the Senior Director of Affirmative Action Plans & Contractor Compliance at Michael Best & Friedrich. She draws on her extensive background as an employment attorney, affirmative action consultant, and employee relations manager to assist clients in navigating the complex statutes and regulations governing compliance with the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action requirements binding federal contractors. Clients rely on Maryelena’s experience and ability to provide practical advice and compliance strategies tailored to their business and corporate environment.

Maryelena concentrates on designing affirmative action programs and advising government contractors on implementation of the systems and processes necessary to comply with Executive Order 11246, the Rehabilitation Act, and the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act. In addition to providing carefully crafted affirmative action programs, Maryelena works with the human resources personnel, company counsel, and senior executives in implementing legal and human resources strategies surrounding affirmative action compliance. Her lengthy experience as both an employment attorney and consultant make her uniquely qualified to provide this key strategic advice.

BERK_logo_stacked_CMYKAbout Berkshire

Berkshire is a human resources consulting and technology firm that specializes in helping companies build their ideal, balanced workforce. As an industry leader, we specialize in applicant management, compensation management, affirmative action, workforce planning, diversity, and professional training. With nearly 40 years of experience in the industry, Berkshire is among the most trusted names in the business.                               . 


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About Michael Best & Friedrich LLP

Michael Best is a leading law firm, providing a full range of legal services to clients around the world. The firm has more than 400 legal professionals, including more than 300 attorneys, serving clients in 19 offices across the U.S. in Colorado; Illinois; North Carolina; Texas; Utah; Washington, D.C.; and Wisconsin. Michael Best’s areas of practice include: intellectual property; labor and employment relations (including employee benefits); litigation; corporate; government relations, political law and public policy; privacy and cybersecurity; real estate; regulatory; tax; and wealth planning. The firm serves a variety of industries, such as advanced manufacturing, agribusiness, banking and financial services, digital technology, energy, food and beverage, healthcare, higher education, and life sciences. For more information, visit