The legal landscape around employment decisions continues to evolve. The session will provide an update on those changes with significant implications for IO and HR practitioners. We will review recent court decisions, significant settlement activity, new and updated employment regulations, and the current priorities of regulatory agencies. The session will also include a discussion of the hot topics of pay equity and criminal background checks, both of which are seeing significant litigation activity.
Kathleen K. Lundquist, Ph.D., is a nationally recognized organizational psychologist who testifies frequently as an expert witness in employment discrimination class-action lawsuits for both defendants and plaintiffs. Dr. Lundquist is president and CEO of APTMetrics, an international firm which consults with Fortune 100 employers on the design and implementation of HR processes. In consulting with clients, she recommends proactive measures to improve the fairness, validity, and the legal defensibility of HR processes before they are challenged. Her clients range from multinational corporations in the finance, pharmaceutical, aerospace, telecommunications, and technology fields to government and nonprofit employers.
Dr. Lundquist is a frequent presenter at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), the American Bar Association, and the American Employment Law Council. She has also provided invited testimony to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on multiple occasions. She is a recipient of the National Association of Women Business Owners’ Connecticut Woman Business Owner of the Year Award. In 2008, she was named in Diversity Executive magazine’s feature “Who’s Who in Diversity and Inclusion.” She is also a recipient of the 2010 Champions of Diversity award from Omnikal. Kathleen has also served as an officer and member of the executive committee of SIOP and is a fellow of the society. She served for several years as a board member of the National Council for Research on Women.
Toni S. Locklear, Ph.D., is an industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist with 25 years of experience in the field of human resources management, having held positions in both industry and consulting. As a vice president and the litigation practice leader for APTMetrics, Dr. Locklear works with organizations to design and implement fair, valid, and legally defensible HR processes. Her clients range from Fortune® 100 companies to public sector employers and nonprofit organizations across a broad range of industries, including manufacturing, information technology, retail, pharmaceuticals, consumer products, hospitality, and aerospace. Prior to joining APTMetrics, Dr. Locklear managed The Boeing Company's assessment services group where she was responsible for the development, validation, and implementation of pre-employment tests and the management assessment center, as well as other assessment tools. In this capacity, she led the development and implementation of a 360-degree assessment process for all Boeing managers.
Toni received her doctorate in I-O psychology from Auburn University. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, the Society for Human Resource Management, and the Georgia Association for I-O Psychology. She is also a former member of the Editorial Review Board for the Journal of Managerial Issues. Toni has published in the areas of assessment, performance management, job analysis, criminal background checks, and proactive monitoring of employment disparities.