As Calif. Goes On Equal Pay, So Goes The Nation?

Law360, New York (September 10, 2015, 11:43 AM EDT) -- On Aug. 31, 2015, California S.B. 358 cleared its final hurdle in the California Senate and is now headed to Gov. Jerry Brown, who has promised to sign it by the state's Oct. 11 deadline. The California Assembly overwhelmingly approved the bill on Aug. 27 by a vote of 76-2. This bill amends California's Equal Pay Act (Labor Code Section 1197.5) and is modeled after the Paycheck Fairness Act, which has been introduced in Congress in every legislative session since 1994, but has never passed. Supporters praise it as the country's toughest equal pay legislation, and other states are expected to use it as a model for drafting similar laws. Assuming all goes as planned, the new law will take effect on Jan. 1, 2016....

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