Governor Brown Signs Toughest Equal Pay Act In Country
On October 6, 2015, Governor Jerry Brown signed a modification to California Labor Code Section 1197.5, which strengthens the California equal pay statute with the intention of limiting the "pay gap" between men and women. According to a U.S. Census Bureau report out this year, women in California who work full time are paid a median 84 cents for every dollar men earn for the same work. The new law took effect on January 1, 2016. For more information on this topic or any employment question, please contact Christopher Taylor of Taylor Labor Law, P.C. at (626) 219-6008 or firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also wish to visit www.taylorlaborlaw.com.