California Fair Pay Act Took Effect on January 1, 2016!

Congratulations to the California Fair Pay Campaign on the Fair Pay Act becoming effective  on January 1, 2016.

"Sponsored by Equal Rights Advocates and partners, the law was endorsed by the California Chamber of Commerce and received nearly unanimous bipartisan support from the California Legislature. The law addresses pay secrecy practices that allow pay discrimination to persist by strengthening protections for employees who talk about pay. It requires equal pay for “substantially similar” work, potentially across different facilities of an employer. It also clarifies employer defenses to pay claims to ensure that sex-based reasons do not drive pay decisions." -- Noreen Farrell, Executive Director, Equal Rights Advocates; Steering Committee Chair, Equal Pay Today! Campaign

Articles on CA FPA: 

  • http://www.equalrights.org/6053-2/
  • http://www.equalrights.org/6051-2/
  • http://www.equalrights.org/winning-for-fair-pay-in-california/ 
  • http://thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/09/01/3697387/california-equal-pay-law/