Pay equity and transparency laws are being considered within the United States and by many countries. For example, internationally, Europe is reviewing a potential law requiring all wages to be published, Iceland requires companies to prove pay equity since 2018, and a similar law in Canada has passed for employers with 10 or more employees.
California enacts new equal pay protections for 2016
Today, October 6, 2015, Governor Brown signed into the law Senate Bill 358, directed at ensuring equal pay across genders. While it was illegal to pay employees different wages based upon their gender or race already under California law, the new law expands the protection to workers who do “substantially similar” work. The bill…