Bloomberg Law: California Steps Up to Collect Pay Data, With Feds at Square One

October 1. 2020


ERA Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy Jessica Stender is featured in Bloomberg Law about the Stronger CA equal pay bill that was signed into law by Governor Newsom, SB 973.

She is quoted commenting on how gathering information to track patterns of wage disparities over time will help the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing.

Read the article.

Gathering the information to track patterns of wage disparities over time will help the DFEH “more efficiently use its limited resources for targeted enforcement of our equal pay and anti-discrimination laws,” according to Jessica Stender.
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Aggregating the pay data for submission to the DFEH gives employers the opportunity to review their practices, and detect occupational pay bias, which is “critical,” Stender said.
— Jessica Stender, Senior Counsel for Workplace Justice & Public Policy

Read the full article here.

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