The California Women’s Law Center (CWLC) supports California Senate Bill 358 authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson.
SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, which strengthens the state’s existing equal pay law by eliminating loopholes preventing effective enforcement and empowering employees to discuss pay without fear of retaliation.
This bill ensures that employees performing substantially equivalent work are paid fairly by requiring equal pay for work “of comparable character.” This bill also discourages pay secrecy by prohibiting retaliation or discrimination against employees who discuss their compensation or inquire about their co-workers’ wages for the purpose of exercising their rights under EPA.
SB 358 WAS INTRODUCED 2/24/15
STATUS: SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR 10/6/15
EMAIL THE GOVERNOR: Tell the Governor thank you for signing SB 358
Click on the link above to sign a letter of support. From the dropdown menu, choose: SB00358|Conditions of employment: gender wage.
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