Skip to Content
Equal Pay Laws

Northridge Employment Law: Ensuring Fair Pay for All Workers

San Fernando Valley Employment Law Advocates for Equal Pay

California has some of the strictest laws in the nation protecting workers from receiving unequal pay for similar work. These laws have been put into place to reduce the gender discrepancy in pay and to put an end to unequal pay based on discrimination against women and racial and ethnic groups. These laws provide comprehensive coverage regarding many aspects of unequal pay practice.

If you believe you have been subjected to the illegality of unequal pay, you should avail yourself of trusted legal counsel from K2 Employment Law. Our firm is dedicated solely to employment law; thus, we are well-versed in state and federal laws regarding all aspects of employment, from unequal pay to wrongful termination, discrimination, sexual harassment, and more. We bring an abundance of experience, knowledge, and commitment to fighting for your rights in the workplace.

Unfairly paid? Contact our Northridge team at (800) 590-7674 for a complimentary equal pay consultation. 

Understanding California's Equal Pay Legislation

California’s Equal Pay Act has been in effect for decades and has been strengthened even more in recent years by various new laws and amendments occurring in 2015, 2016, and 2017.

Under these new laws and amendments, the following now apply in the state:

  • Employers can no longer pay lesser wages based on gender, race, or ethnicity to employees who perform substantially similar work under similar conditions (which takes into consideration skill level, effort, and responsibility, as well as the fact that jobs being compared do not have to be at the same company).
  • Workers who bring claims of unequal pay violations based on these laws are now expressly protected against retaliatory measures by employers.
  • Employers are not allowed to stop workers from talking about or inquiring about their own or others’ wages.
  • Employers cannot ask employees about their previous salaries, try to discover what they were through other sources, or use that information in their decision-making process in regards to job and salary offers.

In order to bring a successful claim against an employer for unequal pay, you must prove that you have been paid less for similar work. Your employer will have to prove that the pay difference is not based on discrimination but on valid factors, such as seniority, production level (which is measured in some quantifiable way), education, training, experience, or some other factor other than sex, race, or ethnicity.

Unsure If You Have a Case? Talk to an Attorney at K2 Employment Law

When in doubt about whether you are facing unequal pay discrimination, you can turn to our firm. Our Northridge equal pay law attorneys have the skills and knowledge to answer your questions, determine your options, and help you seek justice and equality in the workplace.

Learn more by contacting us online or calling our firm at (800) 590-7674.

Contact K2 Employment Law Today!

We’re Ready to Help

A member of our team will be in touch shortly to confirm your contact details or address questions you may have.

  • Please enter your first name.
  • Please enter your last name.
  • Please enter your phone number.
    This isn't a valid phone number.
  • Please enter your email address.
    This isn't a valid email address.
  • Please make a selection.
  • Please enter a message.
  • By submitting, you agree to be contacted about your request & other information using automated technology. Message frequency varies. Msg & data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Acceptable Use Policy
  • Experience That Can Adapt for Complex Cases
  • Ready to Fight for Your Rights in the Workplace
  • Commitment That Yields Results
  • Attorneys Who Genuinely Care About Their Clients
  • Free Consultations & Meet in a Convenient Location
  • 100% Contingency - You Don’t Pay Unless We Win
  • American Bar Association (ABA)
  • Beverly Hills Bar Association
  • CA Employment Lawyers Association
  • USC Gould School of Law
  • UCLA Law (School of Law)
  • Northwestern University
  • National Employment Lawyers Association