Key Findings From California Pay Data Reporting Collection

California Pay Data Reporting

In an ongoing effort to combat employment discrimination and promote pay transparency, the state of California passed SB 973 in 2020.  This law requires California private companies with 100 or more employees to annually report pay and hours-worked information by establishment, job category, sex, race, and ethnicity to the California Department of Fair Employment and…

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California SB 1162 Advances Through Senate Committee

California SB 1162

Earlier this week the Senate Committee voted and passed California’s pay transparency and median reporting bill, SB 1162, paving the way for what would become the most aggressive pay equity law in the U.S. California Senator Monique Limón accepted a host of committee amendments, and the revised SB 1162 is expected in the near term.…

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California DFEH Sues Activision Blizzard for Systemic Discrimination


Following a two-year investigation, the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH) sued the entertainment gaming giant, Activision Blizzard for systematic discrimination on July 21, 2021. Included in the extensive complaint filed in the Los Angeles County Superior Court are allegations of “frat boy” culture, sexual harassment, unequal pay, retaliation, and gender-based discrimination.  The…

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2021 Pay Data Reporting & Enforcement of the CA Equal Pay Act

CA Equal Pay Act

4 minute read With new pay data reporting legislation underway––and the first annual reporting deadline in March 2021 fast approaching––it’s important to take a look at what SB 973 (California’s Pay Data Reporting) means for employers, not only in terms of reporting but enforcement.  According to the law, SB 973 authorizes the Department of Fair…

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