One of the never-ending tasks of California business owners or their personnel and HR managers is staying abreast of California labor laws. It is a task that is made that much more challenging by the sheer volume of new regulations and legislation that is put forth each year. Add to this both the new federal and local laws, and it is easy to see why it can be a full-time task.
On October 6, 2015, Govenor Jerry Brown signed one of the most stringent pay equity laws in the U.S. The California labor law, SB 358, allegedly takes California employees a step further towards closing the so-called "wage gap" between men and women.
On September 18, 2015 the California Senate unanimously passed legislation intended to help eliminate gender pay discrimination in the workplace. This will have an impact on CA labor law. According to Nancy McFadden, executive secretary to Gov. Jerry Brown, the governor will sign the equal pay bill when it hit his desk.