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Senate Bill No. 358 - Addressing Gender Equality in Pay

Back in October of 2015 the California Senate and current Governor Jerry Brown approved and signed into law an amendment to Section 1197.5 of the Labor Code as it relates to private employment. While the amendment oversees and changes many existing structures within the California Labor Code, this blog focuses on those changes and how they affect what is essentially the "glass ceiling" and pay within the California labor structure.

Make Sure You're Getting the Minimum Wage You've Earned

California's Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation that raises the minimum wage to $15 an hour by the year 2022. It's considered a major victory among many who work in industries that pay only minimum wage and offer little in the way of raises and/or advancement in the ranks. The new law builds upon the current minimum wage of $10 an hour by increasing slowly through the next six years. But there are employers who resent paying an amount that's mandated by the state, and try to take advantage of employees who may not be aware of the laws regarding their pay.

Potential Further Expansion to Equal Pay Laws

The beginning of this year brought on new changes to equal pay laws in California. The focus had turned to gender equality after the issue was prominent in award season coverage and other media outlets. As a result of this high-profile outlet, state legislators took action. Employers must now give equal wages or salaries to employees regardless of gender for "substantially similar work."

Norma de Derecho Laboral

Las leyes federales y estatales por lo general requiere que un empleador pague el salario de los empleados no exentos de todo el tiempo que él o ella trabaja.

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