On January 1, 2016, California put into place the nation’s most demanding law against gender-based wage disparities. We’ve written about this new law extensively. Keith Chrestionson also wrote this excellent piece for Corporate Counsel.

Now, with the law barely a month old, a bill has been introduced to extend the Fair Pay Act’s

As people get ready to ring in 2016, the lawyers who represent employees in California have extra incentive to celebrate. That’s because California’s Fair Pay Act – the most demanding equal pay law in the country – takes effect January 1st.

We’ve written about this new law repeatedly.

  • After the bill passed the legislature in

California’s Fair Pay Act has the potential to be a game-changer. Effective January 1, 2016, it will be illegal for an employer in California to “pay any of its employees at wage rates less than the rates paid to employees of the opposite sex for substantially similar work, when viewed as a composite of skill,

Currently, California Labor Code § 1197.5 requires that men and women working at the same location receive equal pay for equal work. But according to an all-but-enacted amendment to that statute, men and women must receive equal pay for substantially similar work, regardless of whether they work at the same location.

Controversial stuff?