Laws, Ordinances, Awareness Help Shrink Pay Gap in California

April 18, 2019 | From HRCalifornia Extra

by Jessica Mulholland, Senior Editor

April 2 was National Equal Pay Day, which was created in 1996 to raise public awareness about the gap that exists between men’s and women’s wages.

Raising that awareness seems to have made a difference; research from Glassdoor shows that the pay gap is slowly shrinking nationwide: Today, that gap in the U.S. is 21.4 percent, reflecting a 2.7 percentage point shrink in the unadjusted pay gap from three years ago.

And the numbers in California are even better.

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