New Laws Empower Employees with Equal Wages, Fair Contracts, and Lawful Hiring

Employees in California should have reasons to rejoice.  Our elected officials have enacted and our governor signed new bills last week on the last day of the legislative session.  One of these laws will extend the protections of the Fair Pay Act (California’s version of the federal government’s Equal Pay Act) to...

New EEOC Guidance Will Undoubtedly Affect Equal Pay and Pregnancy Discrimination Litigation

It is our firm’s outlook that the second half of 2016 will expose many more equal pay violations in the workplace both nationally and in California. One of the reasons for that is earlier this June the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) presented new guidance documents addressing the equal employmen...

California’s New Equal Pay Act and Protections Against Retaliation

Last week, California’s legislature cleared the way for a new bill that will ensure there’s equal compensation for women in the workplace.  Accordingly, Governor Jerry Brown has indicated he promptly sign the bill into law.  The new bill specifically prohibits employers from paying different wages to employees ba...