EARNING HISTORY QUESTIONS ON JOB APPLICATIONS
Have you recently applied for a job and were bothered by the company asking about your past earning history, such as your hourly rate or annual income? A newly-enacted California law makes this practice illegal and a company can be subjected to substantial penalties each time it asks this question!
This new law ensures that an employee's compensation is based on your actual qualifications rather than irrelevant factors, such as past earnings. The intention of the law is clear: a company's decision to base compensation on past salary history perpetuates the gender pay gap and reinforces the mistreatment and underpayment of women. However, for this law to have a positive effect on society, it must be enforced.
The attorneys at Fernandez & Lauby LLP will do everything in their power to close the gender wage gap between men and women. Society is slowly coming to the realization that something must be done to end the earning disparity between men and women, but the unfortunate truth is that the gender pay gap still exists today and, on average, women earn approximately 20% less than men.
We need courageous individuals to step forward and make a positive change on society. Do you know a wife, sister, daughter, or friend that is underpaid simply because she is a woman? Are you or someone you know sick and tired of earning less than men?
The attorneys at Fernandez & Lauby LLP intend to vigorously enforce this law, so please call us at 888-959-8508 for a free consultation to discuss how we can help.
With your help, we can stop this illegal practice and penalize companies that refuse to comply. Our attorneys have successfully collected tens of millions of dollars for similar penalty claims - benefiting thousands of employees across the State of California.
If you or someone you know were recently asked about prior salary history when applying for a job, please contact the attorneys at Fernandez & Lauby LLP at 888-959-8508 for a free consultation to discuss how we can help.