S3 E10: Demystifying Pay Transparency: A Legal Perspective, with Lulu Seikaly

Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef
March 25, 2024

Whether employers like it or not, greater pay transparency is the future. So why do HR leaders need to start embracing pay transparency rather than fearing it?  

Lulu Seikaly, a senior corporate employment attorney with Payscale, sheds light on the topic in a candid conversation with Hebba about the impact of pay transparency laws on employees, the challenges employers face when implementing them, and the future of pay transparency on a global and local scale.

How has Gen Z become the poster child for greater pay transparency practices? Why are employers so darn afraid to post salary ranges? And should employees who live in high-cost-of-living areas earn more than their coworkers? 

Lulu chats with Hebba about the rights that employees have in relation to pay transparency and offers advice for companies navigating these laws. She also explains how pay transparency is vital to building a better workplace culture and one of the foremost things HR departments can do to create change for underrepresented groups. 

Join in on this informative and thought-provoking discussion as Lulu and Hebba explore the evolving landscape of pay transparency and its implications for organizations and employees.


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01:35 Pay Transparency Laws

07:30 How the Rest of the World Deals with Pay Transparency

10:20 Challenges to Implementing Pay Transparency

16:10 Why Employers Are Afraid of Posting Salary Ranges

24:20 Adhering to Pay Transparency Laws

30:51 Why HR Gets Such a Bad Rap

34:00 Tearing Down the Gender Pay Gap

37:12 The Right to Disconnect Law & the European Work Ethos

41:20 Location Agnostic Pay Ranges

49:20 The Future of Paid Transparency

52:01 Eliminating Bias in Promotions


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LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lseikaly/


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Hebba Youssef
Hebba Youssef