On October 6, 2015, California's Governor Jerry Brown signed the Equal Pay Act into law. The Equal Pay Act amends Labor Code 1197.5 to prohibit employers from paying women less than men for performing the same job. The law, based on the Paycheck Fairness Act that has died in Congress several times, is touted as the most sweeping legislation in the nation to date aimed at closing the wage gap.
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- Fair pay laws on the horizon? (Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP)
- New Fair Pay Act Designed to Close Gender Wage Gap (Shook Hardy & Bacon LLP)
- California’s Fair Pay Act: What is it and What Should Employers Do? (Arent Fox LLP)