California governor signs law targeting gender wage gap

Checker Brittney Bounds bags groceries for customer Esther Franklin, left, at Compton's Market Tuesday, Oct 6, 2015 in Sacramento, Calif. Calif., Gov. Jerry Brown signed an equal pay measure, SB358, by state Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson, D-Santa Barbara, Tuesday, that lets female employees challenge pay discrimination based on the wages a company pays to other employees who do similar work.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Female workers in California will get new tools to challenge gender-based wage gaps under legislation signed into law Tuesday that supporters say offers the strongest equal-pay protection in the nation.

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