New legislation bars companies from inquiring about applicants’ former wages and benefits.
Gov. Jerry Brown enacted the bill on Thursday, October 12, at a celebratory signing ceremony. It took place at Women’s Empowerment, a Sacramento nonprofit for homeless females. Brown was surrounded by members of the California Legislative Women’s Caucus.
The measure is part of a faction-backed package that’s “paving the way for a better, more inclusive, healthier California,” Brown said.
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