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Abdul Kallon represents clients in high-stakes litigation, including general commercial litigation and labor and employment matters. His practice is informed by deep experience gained as a practitioner and as a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama. For more than 12 years, he presided over a broad range of civil and criminal cases, including employment, commercial litigation, and constitutional rights matters.

In O’Reilly v. Daugherty Systems, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit[1] ruled that, for purposes of the Equal Pay Act (EPA) claim, greater experience can serve as a legitimate reason for a pay differential on March 29, 2023. Affirming the district court’s grant of summary judgment for the defendant, the Eighth Circuit held that differences in skillset and experience between a plaintiff and a single comparator can establish that a pay disparity between them was based on a factor other than sex, an affirmative defense to an EPA claim. The recent decision adds one more notch in the developing question of what constitutes a legitimate reason for pay differences under the EPA.Continue Reading Eighth Circuit Pushes Back Against Using More Experienced Comparators in EPA Claims