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Join us in our effort to address pay inequity in California!
#EqualPayCA is an exciting initiative led by the First Partner’s Office and the California Commission on the Status of Women and Girls (CCSWG) to help close the pay gap in California.
Policies that ensure equal pay for all Americans help businesses attract the strongest talent, boost productivity, and benefit our economy. Unfortunately, women working full time in the United States are typically paid just 80 percent of what men are paid. The number is even lower for women of color.
In recent years, California has taken critical steps to close this gap by passing the strongest pay equity law in the nation, the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358 – Jackson), and launching a statewide Pay Equity Task Force, led by the CCSWG. As a result, several comprehensive resources, guidelines, and best practices are now available to assist employees and employers to better understand their rights and responsibilities under the law, the importance of gender equity in the workplace, and how to move the needle in closing the pay gap.
To this end, we are challenging businesses to take the Equal Pay Pledge and commit to:
- Conduct an annual company-wide gender pay analysis;
- Review hiring and promotion processes and procedures to reduce unconscious bias and structural barriers; and
- Promote best practices that will close the pay gap to ensure fundamental equity for all workers.
To date, over 30 major California employers have taken the pledge, including GAP Inc., Apple, Salesforce, and more. We would be excited to add your name to this growing list and publicly recognize your commitment to gender equity in the workplace.
We hope we can count on you to join this effort and look forward to partnering with you as we move towards pay equity in California.