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Closing California’s gender wage gap only addresses some causes of inequality

When Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act this week, it became illegal for California employers to pay unequal wages for “substantially similar work” — not only equal work — and made retaliation toward employees who ask about their coworkers’ wages unlawful. 238 more words

Women's Rights

News you can relate to

Some news stories that caught our eye this week:

California Now Has the Strongest Equal Pay Law in the Nation “All too often, women don’t know they’re being paid less than their male counterparts and lack access to the information they need to assert their right to receive equal pay for substantially similar work.” 90 more words


What critics of California's Fair Pay Act are missing

In the debate over the gender pay gap—how large it really is, how to close it—there’s one name that comes up again and again: Harvard economist Claudia Goldin. 461 more words



Earlier this week, California’s governor signed an equal pay bill into law that some commentators are calling the toughest equal pay law in the country.  California’s prior… 594 more words

Employee Rights

California has new Equal Pay Law

On October 6, 2015, California’s Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 358, legislation intended to increase wage transparency and which will make it more difficult for an employer to defend against an equal pay claim. 233 more words


California Governor Signs Strictest Equal Pay Law in U.S.

This article was originally published on October 7, 2015 by Seyfarth Shaw, LLP

Yesterday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act, which media observers have called the nation’s most aggressive equal pay law. 1,180 more words