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You Aren’t In Kansas Anymore, Dorothy: A Common Sense Method of Complying with California’s New Fair Pay Act

Posted in New Legislation and Regulations, Wage & Hour


Summary of Program

For decades the California Equal Pay Act has prohibited an employer from paying its employees less than employees of the opposite sex for equal work. On October 6, 2015, Governor Brown signed the California Fair Pay Act (SB 358), which strengthened the Equal Pay Act in a number of ways.  Then, on September 30, 2016, Governor Brown signed two other bills into law – SB 1063 which added race and ethnicity as protected categories under the Fair Pay Act, and AB 1676 – which prohibits employers from justifying a sex-, race-, or ethnicity-based pay differences solely on the grounds of prior salary.  California’s Fair Pay Act is now known as one of the strictest in the nation.Join Weintraub Tobin’s labor and employment attorneys as they discuss California’s Fair Pay Act and what this means for employers.

Program Highlights

  • The amendments to the Fair Pay Act
  • Recordkeeping requirements
  • What is “substantially similar work”
  • Justifications for pay difference
  • Bona fide factors other than sex, race, or ethnicity
  • How to comply with the Act
  • Strategies to defend against litigation

Date & Time:

February 15, 2018

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Seminar Program

9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Registration & Breakfast

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. – Seminar


Weintraub Tobin Office

400 Capitol Mall, 11th Floor | Sacramento, CA 95814

Parking Validation provided. Please park in the Wells Fargo parking garage, entrances on 4th and 5th Street. Please bring your ticket with you to the 11th floor for validation.

There is no charge for this seminar.


This seminar is also available via webinar. Please indicate in your RSVP if you will be attending via webinar.

Approved for two (2) hours MCLE.  This program will be submitted to the HR Certification Institute for review.  Certificates will be provided upon verification of attendance for the entirety of the webcast.