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How to Comply With California's Fair Pay Act

Author: Beth P. Zoller, XpertHR Legal Editor

California's amended equal pay law, the Fair Pay Act, is effective on January 1, 2016. The amended equal pay law, among the strongest in the US, prohibits wage discrimination throughout an employer's operation when two individuals perform substantially similar work. The law also prohibits an employer from retaliating against employees for discussing or disclosing their wages with co-workers and enhances recordkeeping requirements. Based on these changes, a prudent employer should take the following steps to ensure compliance.