Solo and Small Firm

The Practitioner Winter 2016, Volume 22, Issue 1

Gender Equality Sought with New Legislation

By Cynthia Elkins

Cynthia Elkins, Principal of Elkins Employment Law, whose practice provides representation to private sector employers on their personnel and employment law matters including litigation defense, compliance and best practices.


In 2014 a woman working full-time in California earned an average of $0.84 to every dollar a man earned, and the national average was a wage gap of $0.78 to the dollar. The wage gap was much worse for Latina women in California, with such women making only $0.44 for every dollar earned by white men.1

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