Effective January 1, 2023, California employers will have to begin disclosing page scales to current employees and put them in job advertisements. They will also be subject to additional new reporting requirements to the California Civil Rights Department (CRD).
The increased data reporting begins with the May 10, 2023, Pay Data Report for 2022 information. Under the new law, employers must file pay data reports which include the following:
Employers who don’t timely file pay data reports can be subject to civil penalties of up to $100 per employee for an initial failure to file and up to $200 per employee for any later failures to file.
As of January 1, 2023, California employers must also comply with the following requirements:
The new law also gives employers an entirely new record retention requirement. Employers must keep records of all job titles and wage rate histories for the duration of each employee’s employment and three more years after the termination of employment. The California Labor Commissioner will have the authority to inspect these employer records.
The new annual report is due the second Wednesday of May each year for the prior year’s data. The disclosure and recordkeeping requirements are effective on January 1, 2023.
Many employers might fail to comply with the law, possibly to keep employees uninformed about pay rates among the workforce. If you believe your employer is violating equal pay laws, contact our experienced employment lawyers at Minnis & Smallets right away.
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