K. Joy Chin

K. Joy Chin: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
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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.

In the News

April 30, 2018
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis Publishes Q1 Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter 2018

Please enjoy our Diversity and Inclusion Committee Newsletter for the first quarter of 2018. A best practice of our firm, it includes personal, diversity-focused messages from our Diversity Committee Chair and Diversity Committee Manager, and highlights diverse attorney promotions, diversity-related activities, sponsorships and events...

April 25, 2018
Chief Executive

Joy Chin and Eric Felsberg Discuss Leveraging Employee Data

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

April 6, 2018
Law 360

Joy Chin Comments on Implications of the Pay Equity Gap

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


May 15, 2018

Vermont Bans Inquiries into Job Applicants’ Salary and Benefit History

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...

April 18, 2018

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

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)...

March 5, 2018

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

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...


Mind the Gap: The Massachusetts “Act to Establish Pay Equity”

September 20, 2016 - 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.


Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Michigan Bars State Employer Inquiries into Salary History
January 11, 2019

One week after taking office, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer signed a directive that prohibits state departments and agencies from asking about current or previous salaries until after extending a conditional offer of employment with proposed salary. Executive Directive No.

By K. Joy Chin and Tiffany A. Buckley-Norwood

Pay Equity Advisor Blog
Countdown to New Jersey’s Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act
June 21, 2018

On July 1, 2018, only nine days from now, the Diane B. Allen Pay Equity Act (Act) goes into effect, broadening New Jersey’s Law Against Discrimination (LAD) to promote equal pay for all employees covered under the law.

By Bianca N. Iozzia and K. Joy Chin

Pay Equity Advisor Blog
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.

By K. Joy Chin

Areas of Practice (7)

  • Affirmative Action Compliance and OFCCP Defense
  • Class Actions and Complex Litigation
  • Higher Education
  • Hospitality
  • Health Care
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Retail and Consumer Goods

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
631-247-4613  Phone
(631) 247-0417  Fax
University Attended:
University of Georgia, B.S., 1983; Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S., 1985
Law School Attended:
University of Georgia, J.D., 1990
Year of First Admission:
1995, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York; 1995, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York; 1991, New York; 1990, Georgia

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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