California Pay Equity Task Force

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In January 2016, SB 358, the California Fair Pay Act, took effect. The momentum is strong in California to redress gender pay inequity and nationwide it continues to grow. Many women and their allies recognize that we are in a moment of real change. We have the opportunity to take focused action toward ending an inequality that has persisted for centuries. California is uniquely positioned to provide our leadership and example on this issue, and the CCSWG is uniquely positioned within California to support meaningful compliance with the strongest equal pay law in the country.    

The California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls is launching a statewide, multi-stakeholder Pay Equity Task Force. The mission of the Task Force is to engage diverse interests and facilitate an ongoing dialogue about pay equity between employees and their advocates, small and large employers, policymakers, legislators, experts in human resources and compensation practices, industrial organizational psychologists, labor economists, social scientists, and legal and other experts in the public and private sectors. The Task Force will provide a forum for engagement and dialogue with diverse interests who have the power to effect change in workplace and compensation policies and practices.

In 2017, the California Senate Office of Research conducted a case study on the California Pay Equity Task Force. It is unique in that it is the first task force in California to be convened for the purpose of assuring effective implementation of a law. Read the study and its findings here: Operationalizing the Fair Pay Act: How California’s Pay Equity Task Force Transformed Law Into Action

DATA ON THE GENDER PAY GAP

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TASK FORCE INFORMATION

Resources and Information

Resources and Information

The materials provided on this website have been provided by individual Task Force members or staff to provide access to resources that are available on the issues considered by the Task Force. The materials provided on this web site are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The materials do not represent the opinions or conclusions of the Task Force. The posting of these materials does not create requirements or mandates.

Gender Wage Gap Scholarly Literature and California State Agency Program Website Review

Gender Wage Gap Reports and Best Practices Literature Review

Materials provided by Task Force Member Jennifer Reisch

Women’s work and the gender pay gap.pdf

pay_secrecy_IR_march_1_2015.pdf

As Women Take Over a Male-Dominated Field, the Pay Drops – The New York Time.pdf

Materials provided by Task Force Member Rhoma Young

California Fair Pay Act – What Employers Should Know.pdf

Gender Pay Gap Pegged to Lack of Promotions SHRM.doc

How Pew Research measured the gender pay gap.doc

How to Create a Great Workplace for Women _ Fortune.com.pdf

How to Prevent Wage Discrimination and Ensure Equal Pay.doc

Pay Equity New Pressures New Strategies.doc

Planning and Design What is a compensation philosophy SHRM.doc

Materials Related to the federal Paycheck Fairness Act

The Unintended Consequences of the Paycheck Fairness Act, By Romina Boccia

Strengthening the Middle Class: Ensuring Equal Pay for Women, Testimony of  Heather Boushey

“The Failure of Existing Employment Laws to Close the Gender Wage Gap” Testimony of Deborah L. Brake

Testimony of the Hon. Rosa L. Delauro, Senate Testimony On The Paycheck Fairness Act

Pay Equity is Good for Business and Good for Working Women, Written Statement of Deborah L. Frett

National Women’s Law Center Fact Sheet, How the Paycheck Fairness Act Will Strengthen the Equal Pay Act

Statement of Stuart J. Ishimaru, Acting Chairman U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Jane M. McFetridge, Esq. Testimony on the Paycheck Fairness Act

Press Releases Ranking Member’s Newsroom The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor & Pensions

Research compiled by Commission Senior Research Consultant Tonya D. Lindsey, Ph.D.

Gender Wage Gap Scholarly Literature and California State Agency Program Website Review

Gender Wage Gap Reports and Best Practices Literature Review

Definitions

The materials provided on this page are for informational purposes only and not for the purpose of providing legal advice. You should contact your attorney to obtain advice with respect to any particular issue or problem. The materials do not represent the opinions or conclusions of the Task Force. The posting of these materials does not create requirements or mandates.

Labor Code Section 1197.5

Definitions subcommittee report 

CA Equal Pay Act Frequently Asked Questions

Senate Office of Research “Title VII (Civil Rights Act of 1964) Pay Discrimination Cases as Guidance for Defining Key Terms of California’s Equal Pay Act and Other Related Analysis”

Senate Office of Research “Defining Key Terms of the Fair Pay Act”

EEOC Compliance Manual: Compensation Discrimination

Orrick Equal Pay Update and Emerging Trends in State Legislation

Definitions Discussion Draft Memo

Senate Bill 358 Letter to the Journal

Testimony of Deborah L. Brake

Executive Order — Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information

2 CCR 11065

Job Descriptions and Essential Functions

Law 360 “A Closer Look at the California Pay Gap and Equal Pay Act”

EEOC Compliance Manual on Wage and Wage Rates

OFCCP Pay Transparency Fact Sheet

Employment Law Conference 2016: Equal Pay Claims, Title VII and Equal Pay Act

Subcommittees

Subcommittee Actions Plans

Title Members Staff
Definitions Jennifer Reisch, Equal Rights Advocates
Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Enforcement and Process Commissioner Julie Su, DLSE
Director Kevin Kish, DFEH
Doris Ng, DSLE
Phoebe P. Li, DFEH
Implementation and Law Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau
Phoebe P. Liu, DFEH
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Measuring the Pay Gap Kimberlee Shauman, Ph.D., University of California Davis
Daniel C.Y. Kuang, Ph.D. Biddle Consulting Group
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Human Resources Rhoma Young, Rhoma Young & Associates
Jessica James, Orrick
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Evaluating Systems and Functional Infrastructure Peter Pawlick, Senior Director Global Compensation at Gap Inc
Daniel C.Y. Kuang, Ph.D., Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Evaluating Job Classifications Kimberlee Shauman, Ph.D., University of California Davis
Tamekia N. Robinson, SEIU Local 1000
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Evaluating Policy and Practice Jennifer Reisch, Equal Rights Advocates
Leslie Simon, International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 871
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Challenges and Barriers Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber
Jeanna Steele, Sunrun, Inc.
Tamara McDonald, DSLE  Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Deliverables Victoria Pynchon, She Negotiates
Kelly Jenkins-Pultz, U.S. Department of Labor Women’s Bureau
Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
2016-17 Work Plan and Timeline

Work Plan and Timeline.pdf

Goal & Objective Responsible Entity Proposed Activities Supporting Goal Timeline for Completion
Finalize Proposal Commission staff Review with Gender in the Workplace and Employment Sub-committee;Discuss with legal counsel; edit based on her recommendations; review final edits with sub-committee April 1, 2016
Present Proposal to CCSWG Executive Committee for discussion Commission staff Prepare copies of taskforce proposal and budget; include in meeting binders; post to website; make copies to be available for the public at meeting April 11, 2016
Equal Pay Dayop-ed/soft launch of taskforce Commissioners Su and Damrell; Commission staff Prepare draft; review with sub-committee; make necessary edits; submit to online media April 12, 2016
Identify Potential Members of the Taskforce Gender in the Workplace and Employment Sub-committee; Commission staff Weekly telephonic conferences to discuss taskforce seats and name individuals to fill the criteria of each seat; prepare seek out and consider nominations from organizations, agencies, and groups with subject-matter expertise and/or experience in workplace policy and compensation; reach out to individuals with phone calls and emails April 15, 2016
Send Written Correspondence with an Invitation and Instructions to Apply to Potential Taskforce Members Commission staff Establish firm meeting dates for the months of July, August, and October;Create an application;Compose an informational Invitation for individuals to apply to taskforce, which includes the application and request for statement/CV from applicant, and a commitment to attend on the established dates;Publish in the Capitol Morning Report, the Daybook Editor and provide to partners to include in newsletters and e-alerts issued;Create a vetting process April 22, 2016
Nominate Taskforce Members Commission Staff; Commission Chair;Gender in the Workplace and Employment Sub-committee Commission Staff to prepare backgrounds and bios of every proposed candidate and include in meeting binders; Provide to Commission Chair to appoint each nominee; Sub-committee members to discuss the candidates and the overall composition of the taskforce June 15, 2016
Appoint Taskforce Members Commission Chair Review bios of selected candidates provided in the meeting binders; discuss taskforce membership and candidate qualifications with Commission staff; Chair to appoint each nominee June 20, 2016
Announce the creation of the taskforce Commission staff; Commissioner’s Damrell & Su Prepare and disseminate a press release; post announcement in the Capitol Morning Report; legal publications; business publications; women’s advocacy groups publications and newsletters June 27, 2016
Plan logistics for first convening Commission staff Secure a meeting location in Sacramento; create an agenda; prepare a binder with meeting materials; arrange for meals; arrange for travel accommodations July 1, 2016
Convene first meeting of the taskforce Gender in the Workplace and Employment Sub-committee; staff Identify a small working group for the purpose of creating an agenda for a meeting with various different constituents; elect a Chair; create a working calendar July 22, 2016
Identify 2017 meeting dates and locations Commission staff Email Task Force members and their staff to identify potential dates in 2017. Identify no less than six dates for the Task Force to meet in 2017 July 30, 2016
Identify dates for weekly or bi-monthly subcommittee planning sessions Subcommittee staff; Subcommittee members Following the first meeting of the Task Force each assigned subcommittee staff member is to initiate email planning sessions with two-person subcommittee members July 30, 2016
Plan logistics for second convening Commission staff Secure a meeting location; create an agenda; prepare a binder with meeting materials; arrange for meals; arrange for travel accommodations August 1, 2016
Convene second meeting of the taskforce with constituents/stakeholders Taskforce; Commission staff Identify different items for the taskforce to discuss and roundtable on; Identify issue-areas based on the constituent meeting and input; create two-person subcommittees August 19, 2016
Prepare Report to Commission Commission staff Update Commission on taskforce progress Aug. 31, 2016
Plan logistics for third convening Commission staff Secure a meeting location; create an agenda; prepare a binder with meeting materials; arrange for meals; arrange for travel accommodations October 3, 2016
Convene third meeting of the taskforce Taskforce; Commission staff October 24, 2016
Prepare Media Advisory on the work of the taskforce Commission staff October 25, 2016
Prepare Report to Commission Commission staff Update Commission on taskforce progress Oct. 25, 2016
Convene fourth meeting of the taskforce Taskforce; Commission staff
Begin to prepare preliminary Interim Report Taskforce; Commission staff Dec.1, 2016
Prepare document on taskforce work Taskforce; Commission staff Dec. 15, 2016
Issue Media Advisory and taskforce update Commission staff Draft advisory marking one year anniversary of SB 358 implementation day which references the document updating on the taskforce work Jan. 1, 2017
Finalize and Disseminate Interim Report Taskforce; Commission staff April, 2017
Staff, Process, and Other Related

Action of Commission Creating Task Force

Task Force Staff

Stephanie Tseu, Policy Director
Contact (916) 441-9222
Stephanie.Tseu@Women.Ca.Gov

Marian M. Johnston, Commission Staff Attorney
Contact: marianmjohnston@comcast.net

Task Force Processes

Task Force Reports

The California Fair Pay Act

PAY EQUITY TASK FORCE MEMBERS

JULIE SU, Co-Chair of  the Task Force
CALIFORNIA LABOR COMMISSIONER

JESSICA JAMES, Attorney
ORRICK

DANIEL C.Y. KUANG, PhD
Vice President of Legal and Audit Support Services
BIDDLE CONSULTING GROUP, INC.

KIMBERLEE SHAUMAN, PhD, Professor of Sociology
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, DAVIS

BETHANY RENFREE, Co-Chair of the Task Force
Policy, Research, Legislative Manager
California Workforce Development Board

KEVIN KISH, Director 
DEPARTMENT OF FAIR EMPLOYMENT AND HOUSING

VICTORIA PYNCHON, Co-Founder
SHE NEGOTIATES

LESLIE SIMON, Business Representative
INTERNATIONAL ALLIANCE OF THEATRICAL STAGE EMPLOYEES LOCAL 871

SENATOR HANNAH-BETH JACKSON
Author of the California Fair Pay Act

PETER PAWLICK, Senior Director
GLOBAL COMPENSATION at GAP, INC.

JENNIFER REISCH, Legal Director
EQUAL RIGHTS ADVOCATES

JEANNA STEELE, General Counsel
SUNRUN, INC.

ASSEMBLY MEMBER MARIE WALDRON

 

JENNIFER BERRERA, Policy Advocate
CALIFORNIA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

TAMEKIA N. ROBINSON, Vice President for Organizing/Representation
SEIU LOCAL 1000, CALIFORNIA STATE EMPLOYEES

RHOMA YOUNG, Human Resources Consultant
RHOMA YOUNG & ASSOCIATES