The new law, which takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016, amends California’s Equal Pay Act to prohibit an employer from paying employees of one sex lower than employees of the opposite sex for “substantially similar work.”
If a wage differential exists, the law will allow employers to avoid liability if they can show that the wage differential is based on:
It’s important that organizations take steps now to prepare for the new law. According to various labor law experts steps employers can take before January 1 to minimize their exposure to claims of pay discrimination include:
If you have specific questions about your organizational circumstances seek expert advice.
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