- This change has passed.
California: Limitations on the use of prior wage histories in setting employee wage rates go into effect.
January 1, 2017
On September 30, 2016, Gov. Brown signed a law amending the state’s wage discrimination law limiting an employer’s ability to use an employee’s prior wage history when setting the employee’s wage rate. Under the amendment, employers cannot rely exclusively on an employee’s prior wage history to justify paying an employee less than other similarly situated employees of different sexes, races, or ethnicities.
For more information, read CA Senate Bill 1676.