Monday, January 11, 2016

California Expands Equal Pay Act to Make it Easier for Employees to Establish Successful Gender-Based Pay Disparity Claims

Baker & McKenzie, Lexology

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.

Read the story here.

Related content:

Click here to read previous coverage about this topic on the AAAED blog.

No comments: