While Washington is shifting in one direction, California continues its tectonic shift in another. Recent amendments to California’s Fair Pay Act continue that momentum. Effective January 2017, these amendments include the Act’s expansion to race and ethnicity protections and a prohibition on employers’ use of prior salary, standing alone, to justify a pay disparity. With the Obama Administration’s…

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We enter 2017 with a new President, a polarized electorate, an incomplete Supreme Court, and an increasingly isolated California. Against this dramatic backdrop, Glen Kraemer will examine the most important recent appellate decisions and legislation in the equal employment opportunity arena, while forecasting discrimination law trends that could dramatically impact our State in the new…

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Review of key legislation taking effect in 2016 that will impact Contra Costa County business owners, consultants and human resources professionals. Download: Contra Costa County Employer Advisory Council Midyear Legislative Updates Presentation

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In an effort to close the wage gap between working men and women, the California legislature recently passed Senate Bill 358 (the “Fair Pay Act”) to amend California’s current equal pay law.  Governor Jerry Brown is expected to sign the bill today, and the amended law will take effect on January 1, 2016.  Public and…

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Category: Equal Pay,

It has been almost eight years since the United States Supreme Court decided the Lilly Ledbetter case under Title VII and six years since President Obama invited Ledbetter to attend his State of the Union address.  You may or may not remember that Ledbetter’s attempt to sue under the theory that the statute of limitations…

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Category: Equal Pay,