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"This is an opportunity to realize how big this movement is against our kids and how much we need to fight," Reshma Saujani told Insider.This summer, President Joe Biden signed into law the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act — the most significant piece of gun legislation to pass in decades. Part of the bill includes $750 million in federal funding for states to implement intervention programs such as gun restraining orders, more colloquially known as "red flag laws.
Starting in 2023, employers in California with more than 15 workers will have to disclose salary ranges on their job listings, according to a new law states.
Signed by California governor Gavin Newsom on Tuesday (Sept. 27), the law not only mandates pay transparency during job hunts but also on the job. All employers in the Golden State will have to provide workers with a pay scale for their current job upon request.
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The private sector has long kept pay scales hush-hush, likely to avoid an onslaught of lawsuits. But the practice has cost minorities dearly, fanning discrimination for years. While job listing portals like Glassdoor or Indeed include pay estimates for larger companies, exact information has rarely been readily available. The new law will ideally make California’s 200,000 companies with 15-plus employees more equitable. Over on the east coast, New York is also putting a similar pay transparency law into practice come November with the same hope.
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The lawsuit could test the legal logic of both states' laws.The widely-anticipated lawsuit will test the legal underpinnings of a gun restriction that California Gov. Gavin Newsom explicitly framed as a rebuke to Texas and the U.S. Supreme Court. The outcome could affect both California’s gun constraints and the anti-abortion law that inspired them.
“This is a big moment for California workers, especially women and people of color who have long been impacted by systemic inequities that have left them earning far less than their colleagues... As we continue to build a sustainable economy, we must ensure every worker is paid equitably.” —California state senator Monique Limón
Pay parity in California, by the digits
88 cents: how much women make for every dollar men make in California
63 cents: how much Black women earn for every dollar a white man makes in California
$87 billion: how much women in the state lose to the pay gap every year, according to the national partnership for women and families
36%: share of women who were top earners at 100 California companies in 2020
California requires salary ranges to be included in job postings
California companies with 15 or more employees will be required to include salary ranges in all job postings, according to a law signed this week by the state’s governor, Gavin […]It is scheduled to go into effect in May 2023, bringing California in line with U.S. states such as Washington, Colorado and Connecticut, which have passed similar salary transparency laws in recent months.
3%: share of Black folk at the highest end of the pay scale—those making $128,960 or more—in 2020. Hispanic and Latino workers represented just 9% of this group. White people comprised half of the category, and Asians a third
With bigger companies come bigger responsibilities
Companies with more than 100 employees need to maintain records of wage rates, and they must submit a yearly pay data report broken down by race, sex and ethnicity for each job category on or before the second week of May.
A whole bunch of California-headquartered corporate giants have faced pay discrimination lawsuits in the recent past. To name a few from this year:
- In February, California’s Department of Fair Employment and Housing sued Elon Musk’s company Tesla over racism and harassment toward black employees. Tesla countersued in September. (Separately, the electric carmaker moved headquarters to Texas last year, so the new California law doesn’t apply to it.)
- In June, Mountain View-based Google agreed to pay $118 million to settle a gender discrimination lawsuit.
- In May, LinkedIn, whose faced scrutiny over roles in San Francisco and Sunnyvale, reached a $1.8 million settlement with the us department of labor for 686 female workers in California.
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