State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, backs a law that empowers employees to challenge workplace pay disparities. It also prohibits businesses from paying women less than men for “substantially similar.”
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, backs a law that empowers employees to challenge workplace pay disparities. It also prohibits businesses from paying women less than men for “substantially similar.” Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, backs a law that empowers employees to challenge workplace pay disparities. It also prohibits businesses from paying women less than men for “substantially similar.” Renée C. Byer Sacramento Bee file

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October 28, 2016 6:00 AM

In California state government, women earn 80 cents on the dollar compared to men

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