Calif. Lawmakers OK Equal-Pay Bill After Gov. Says He'll Sign

By Kurt Orzeck (August 31, 2015, 10:03 PM EDT) -- The California State Senate passed a measure Monday aimed at closing the wage gap so women are paid equally for work substantially similar to work done by men, the bill's author said, after the governor's office promised he would sign it.

Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, who introduced the California Fair Pay Act in February, said on the Senate floor that the bill would close loopholes in the state labor code under which women continue to be paid less than men, despite California having prohibited gender bias since 1949.

Gov. Jerry Brown's office typically doesn't comment on pending legislation. But on...

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