ABC 7: New CA law aims to narrow wage gap, will require many employers to post pay scale in job postings

December 23. 2022

Policy Director & Deputy Legal Director Jessica Ramey Stender was featured on ABC 7 tonight speaking about California Senate Bill 1162, which goes into effect Jan. 1. The ERA co-sponsored bill (part of our 2022 Stronger California agenda) increases pay transparency and state agencies’ ability to enforce equal pay laws in order to help end pay discrimination for women and people of color.

“SB 1162 increases pay transparency in a number of important and concrete ways for both job applicants as well as existing employees,” said Jessica Stender, policy director and deputy legal director at Equal Rights Advocates (ERA.)

“It really is a way that companies — large companies in particular — try to get around our equal pay laws, is by contracting out their work and essentially legally paying workers, who are often women and people of color, less for doing the same job as their direct-hire employees,” she said.

Watch the segment or read the article here.

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