A bill to increase pay transparency in California steps closer to becoming law.

Senate Bill 1162, introduced in February and with some amendments since its initial form, passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee on August 11. Only a few steps are left before it could become law this legislative session: (1) a full Assembly vote; (2) reconciliation with the Senate; and (3) the governor’s signature.

SB 1162 continues to focus on enhanced pay transparency. In its current form, the bill requires employers with at least 15 employees to include the position’s pay scale in any job posting, including those posted through a third party. This reflects larger pay transparency trends nationally, including the requirements in ColoradoNew York City, and Washington. The California bill also requires employers to provide the pay scale for a position to applicants and employees upon request.

Read the full article on Jackson Lewis’ Pay Requity Advisor Blog.