California Pay Equity Task Force

California Pay Equity Task Force

Meeting Times, Materials and Agendas

Upcoming Meetings: 

2018 Calendar

January 10, 2018 Full Task Force Meeting 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 400 Capitol Mall #3000
March 7, 2018 Full Task Force Meeting  10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 400 Capitol Mall #3000

 

 

Members

Commissioner Julie A. Su, Co-chair
California Labor Commissioner

Bethany Renfree, Co-chair
Policy, Research, Legislative Manager
California Workforce Development Board

Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson
California State Legislator

Assembly Member Cristina Garcia
California State Legislator

Assembly Member Marie Waldron
California State Legislator

Kevin Kish, DFEH Director
Director
CA Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Jennifer Barrera
Policy Advocate
California Chamber of Commerce

Daniel C.Y. Kuang, Ph.D.
Vice President – Legal and Audit Support Services
Biddle Consulting Group, Inc.

Peter Pawlick
Senior Director
Global Compensation at Gap Inc.

Victoria Pynchon
Co-Founder
She Negotiates

Jennifer Reisch
Legal Director
Equal Rights Advocates

Tamekia N. Robinson
Vice President for Organizing/Representation
SEIU Local 1000, California State Employees

Kimberlee Shauman, Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology
University of California Davis

Leslie Simon
Business Representative
International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees Local 871

Jeanna Steele
Head of Litigation & Assistant General
Sunrun, Inc.

Rhoma Young
Human Resources Consultant
Rhoma Young & Associates

Jessica James
Attorney
Orrick

Liaisons and Diversity Officer

Kelly Jenkins-Pultz
Non-voting liaison to the Task Force
Regional Administrator
US Department of Labor Women’s Bureau, Region 9

Phoebe P. Liu
Legal Enforcement Liaison
Senior Staff Counsel IV, Department of Fair Employment and Housing

Doris Ng
Legal Enforcement Liaison
Staff Counsel, Labor Commissioner’s Office

Tamara McDonald
Diversity Officer
Staff Services Manager, Labor Commissioner’s Office

 

Summary and Mission

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. 

Action of Commission Creating Task Force  

 

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Subcommittees

Subcommittee Reports for 10.24.16 Discussion Purposes

Title Members Staff
Definitions Jennifer Reisch, Equal Rights Advocates                       Jennifer Barrera, CalChamber Stephanie Tseu, CCSWG
Enforcement and Processes 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
Challeneges 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

 

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

2016-17 Work Plan and Timeline

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 Day

op-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

 

Task Force Processes

Task Force Reports

The California Fair Pay Act

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.

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

2017 Calendar: Meeting Times, Materials and Agendas

 

January 19, 2017

Joint subcommittee meeting

Measuring the Pay Gap, Evaluating Job Classifications, Systems & Functional Infrastructure and Human Resources subcommittees

9:30 a.m. to 11:00 am

Meeting Materials:

Meeting Notice and Agenda Joint Subcommitee Meeting.Agenda.01.19.17.pdf

Infrastructure Data for Discussion

Location: Orrick Sacramento, with video-conference location available in San Francisco

January 20, 2017

Joint subcommittee meeting

Deliverables, Enforcement, Policy & Practice subcommittees

10 a.m. to noon

Meeting Materials:

Notice of Meeting and Agenda – Deliverables Enforcement Policy and Practice Subcommittees 01.20.2017.pdf

Definitions and Planning subcommittees

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Materials:

Notice of Meeting and Agenda Definitions Subcommitee 01.20.2017.pdf

Federal and CA Reporting Requirements.pdf

Memo Case Summaries on Substantially Similar.pdf

Substantial Similar Work Definitions Case Law

Location: Orrick Sacramento, with video-conference locations available in San Francisco (morning and afternoon) and Los Angeles (morning only)

February 1, 2017

Joint subcommittee meeting

Definitions and Planning subcommittees

1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Meeting Materials:

Definitions Subcommittee Agenda

Federal and CA Reporting Requirements.pdf

Memo Case Summaries on Substantially Similar.pdf

Substantial Similar Work Definitions Case Law

Definitions Subcommittee-Draft bullet points.pdf

Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 400 Capitol Mall #3000

February 16, 2017

Full Task Force Meeting

Pay Equity Task Force

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meeting Materials:

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Infrastructure Data

Outreach Lists and Inventory

ERA Inventory of Employee Tools

Interim Report Draft

Changing Employer Culture 0170210.pdf

FAQ Difference State and Federal.pdf

Step by Step employer Eval.pdf

WageData.pdf

Definitions Subcommittee Meeting Draft Minutes.pdf

Infrastructure Subcommittee Meeting.pdf

Draft Roadmap/Yellow brick Road

Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 400 Capitol Mall #3000 Sacramento California, 95814

March 16, 2017

Joint subcommittee meeting

Definitions, Planning, and Challenges and Barriers Subcommittees

1:00 p.m. -3:00 pm

Meeting Materials:

JointSubcommitteeAgenda

Definitions Subcommittee Meeting Draft Minutes

Definitions Submitted Published

Changing Employer Culture

Wage Data

FAQ Differences State and Federal Laws

Step by Step employer Eval

Definitions case law

Employee Information Jobs Interviewing

Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 400 Capitol Mall #3000 Sacramento, California

April 4, 2017

Full Task Force Meeting

Pay Equity Task Force

Equal Pay Day/Interim Report Release

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meeting Materials:

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Minutes February 16, 2017 Meeting

Minutes March 16, 2017 Joint Subcommittee Meeting

Information and Data to Collect for Employers

Changing Employer Culture

FAQ State and Federal Laws

Step-by-step Employer Evaluation

Job Searches and Interviewing

Model Contract Language for Unions

Model Information Request Text

Diagram of Employee Webpages

Jury Instructions

Example Partner Toolkit

Timeline 2017-2018

Glossary

Location: 1020 N Street, Suite 100 Sacramento CA 95814

August 1, 2017

Full Task Force Meeting and Joint Subcommittee Meeting

Pay Equity Task Force

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meeting Materials:

Notice of Meeting and Agenda

Binder Materials 

Location: Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite #3000 Sacramento, CA 95814 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

September 28, 2017 Full Task Force Meeting Pay Equity Task Force

10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Meeting Materials:

Notice of Meeting and Agenda 

Binder Materials 

Location: Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe, 400 Capitol Mall, Suite #3000 Sacramento, CA 95814 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

 November 13, 2017 Full Task Force Meeting Pay Equity Task Force
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Meeting Materials:
Notice of Meeting and Agenda 
Binder Materials
Draft Guidance for Employer Document 
Location: Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, 400 Capitol Mall #3000

 

 

 

Previous Meeting Agendas and Materials (2016-2017)