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California Approves Bill Requiring Disclosure of Salary Ranges on Job Listings – Employment Screening Resources

Written By Digital Content Editor Thomas Ahearn

On September 27, 2022, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed legislation to advance gender equity including Senate Bill 1162 (SB 1162), which “requires the disclosure of salary ranges on job listings and expands pay data reporting requirements,” according to a press release about SB 1162 on the Governor’s website.

Introduced by California State Senator Monique Limόn (D-Santa Barbara), SB 1162 “requires employers to make salary ranges for positions available to applicants and employees and expands pay data reporting requirements to better identify gender and race-based pay disparities,” according to the press release.

SB 1162 requires employers to make pay scale information available to employees and included in job postings. Building on a measure the Governor signed in 2020, SB 1162 expands state pay data reporting requirements, which include employee sex, race, and ethnicity information, to cover contracted employees.

“California has the strongest equal pay laws in the nation, but we’re not letting up on our work to ensure all women in our state are paid their due and treated equally in all spheres of life,” Governor Newsom stated in the press release . He added that SB 1162 will “bring new transparency to tackle pay gaps.”

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