This is the big new 2016 law. This allows women to ask questions about their own pay and ask others what they make without the threat of discipline. While this is not a “new law”, this law helps lawyers to help their female clients! Also the employer’s record keeping requirements is increased from two to three years. Violation is technically also subject to prosecution and a civil action. Lawyers need to be careful, there is a one year, two year statute of limitations and if will full, three year statute of limitations.
See Labor Code §1197.5