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Gap says audits show its workers get equal pay for the same work

3 days agoHealth : Booster Shots

Since the California Fair Pay Act was signed into law last month, companies have been scrambling to check their books, review their hiring statistics and get legal guidance to navigate what's being called the toughest equal wage statute in the country. The new law is turning the spotlight on hundreds...

Fair use: YouTube protects some creators against questionable DMCA takedowns by paying up to $1M legal costs

YouTube is making moves to protect users from questionable DMCA takedown notices by offering to protect some creators by paying up to $1 million in legal costs. The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) is a U.S. copyright law that seeks to protect copyrighted works, including online videos. Given how easy it is to access, edit, […]

How to Prepare for California's Fair Pay Act

Starting January 1st, the strongest equal pay law in the country goes into effect in California. The state's Fair Pay Act, signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in October, is designed to strengthen existing equal pay laws and provide robust new protections for workers. Among the law's mandates......

How California Fair Pay Act can - and can't - help women

3 weeks agoHealth : Booster Shots

Actress Patricia Arquette's call for wage equality during her 2015 Oscar acceptance speech brought an issue affecting countless women to the forefront and inspired one of the toughest equal pay laws in the nation. The California Fair Pay Act, which was signed by Gov. Jerry Brown in early October,...

Sprint To Pay $2.95M Over Claims It Violated The Fair Credit Reporting Act

Under the Federal Trade Commission’s Fair Credit Reporting Act, companies are required to inform consumers when they are offered services with less favorable terms than those offered to consumers with better credit standing. That apparently...Show More Summary

Capitol Hill Can Learn a Thing or Two from California's New Equal Pay Law

AAUW California members and other supporters look on as Governor Jerry Brown (D-CA) signs the California Fair Pay Act. I've written before about the need for bipartisan Congressional action to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act. More and...Show More Summary

How Artificial Intelligence Is Finding Gender Bias At Work

Several companies are now using language-and-image-processing tech to spot what we humans can't—or won't. California recently enacted a strict gender-equality law, the Fair Pay Act, which puts the burden of proof on a company to show that it has not shortchanged an employee's salary based on gender. Show More Summary

What you need to know about California's new wage-equality law

2 months agoHealth : Booster Shots

Gov. Jerry Brown this week signed a groundbreaking bill intended to close the wage gap between men and women. Called the Fair Pay Act, the new law will expand previous protections for gender equality in wages by barring companies from paying employees less than those of the opposite sex for "substantially...

Can California Prevent Wage Discrimination Against Women?

The Fair Pay Act is being called one of the strongest such protections in the nation.

California's Fair Pay Act puts studios on the spot

Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was paid 7% of the profit on the 2013 ensemble film "American Hustle," a big payday for the A-list actress. But Bradley Cooper and two other male co-stars each earned 9%. That's the kind of inequity potentially targeted by California's Fair Pay Act, which is aimed...

How California’s Fair Pay Act Will Help Women

On Tuesday, California governor Jerry Brown chose a fitting location to sign a state bill aimed at narrowing the gap between men’s and women’s wages—a national park named after Rosie the Riveter, the cultural icon modelled after several real-life working women. Show More Summary

California Has Passed the Nation's Most Progressive Equal Pay Law

2 months agoPop Culture / Celebrity : Jezebel

On Tuesday, October 6, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act into law. The bill includes some of the strongest equal pay protection for women in the country. Read more...

Volkswagen executive to testify before Congress

Volkswagen executive expected to give congressional testimony, Heating oil usage drops, California governor signs Fair Pay Act and more

California Gov. Brown signs bill designed to close state’s gender pay gap

2 months agoNews : The Raw Story

California Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation on Tuesday aimed at closing the wage gap between men and women, a law that supporters say is among the strongest in the country. Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Richmond at the Rosie the Riveter...

How Hollywood Women Will Benefit From California's New Fair Pay Act

California has a new gender pay equity law. Here's how it affects Hollywood's gender pay gap.

California News Media Proves Gender Pay Gap Is Real, Throw Support Behind New Wage Equity Law WSJ Calls "Foolish"

A Wall Street Journal op-ed falsely claimed that there is no gender-based pay-inequality in the United States and therefore no need for California's Fair Pay Act, which Gov. Jerry Brown is expected to sign this month. However, California...Show More Summary

57 Law Professors Submit Comment to DOL on Overtime Rule

57 law professors, including some of the nation’s foremost experts on the Fair Labor Standards Act, submitted comments to the Department of Labor on its rulemaking concerning exemptions from the minimum wage and overtime pay requirement of the FLSA. 

Four things workers should know about the California Fair Pay Act

The California Legislature recently passed what could be the strongest equal pay law in the nation. The bill, called the "Fair Pay Act," is now headed to the desk of Gov. Jerry Brown. One of Brown's aides, Nancy McFadden, tweeted last week that the governor "will sign CA Fair Pay Act when it reaches...

State's Fair Pay Act may be nation's most aggressive on gender wage gap

California's new Fair Pay Act, which awaits Gov. Jerry Brown's signature, may be the nation's most aggressive attempt yet to close the salary gap between men and women.

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