A bill authored by Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson to close the gender wage gap passed off the Senate floor with a unanimous vote Tuesday. The California Fair Pay Act “would ensure that women are paid equally for work that is substantially similar to the work of their male colleagues, and do not face retaliation if they discuss or ask how much their male colleagues are paid,” Jackson’s office said. If signed into law, it would be the strongest piece of equal pay legislation in the country. The bill now heads to the Assembly.


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