Assembly Bill 1017: Wages: Gender Pay Equity

The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) supports California Assembly Bill 1017 authored by Assemblymember Nora Campos.

AB 1017 will promote fair and equal pay practices by requiring employers to advertise a job’s minimum pay and prohibiting employers from seeking salary history without a job applicant’s consent.

The gender wage gap is a reality in California, particularly for women of color. African American and Hispanic women make just 64 and 44 cents, respectively, for every $1 a white man earns in the state. AB 1017 would prohibit employers from seeking salary history from an applicant’s former employer without their written agreement, which will help working women in California access greater job opportunities and better negotiate the fair salaries they deserve.

AB 1017 WAS INTRODUCED 2/26/15


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