Employers in California will soon be forced to post the salary range they're paying for every job advert.
The state's Governor, Gavin Newson, signed a bill this week that will require companies to be as transparent as possible when they're looking for new recruits.
There's nothing worse when you want to go for a job but you have no idea if they're paying above, below or around the industry standard.
Sometimes you won't find out the dollar number until you get to the end, and it could be way lower than you can afford and you've wasted your time.
However, Governor Newson believes everything should be out in the open from the get-go.
“California has the strongest equal pay laws in the nation, but we’re not letting up on our work to ensure all women in our state are paid their due and treated equally in all spheres of life,” said Governor Newsom.
“These measures bring new transparency to tackle pay gaps, end discriminatory pricing of products based on gender and expand supports for survivors of abuse and assault.
First Partner Jennifer Siebel Newsom added: “To achieve a California for ALL WOMEN, we must dismantle the patriarchal systems that have barred women from access to equal pay, secure housing, fair prices on goods, and support services and privacy after a sexual assault.
“These bills will move us in the right direction, and I am grateful to the California Legislative Women’s Caucus and Governor Newsom for their continued partnership in working to move the needle forward to true gender equality in California.”
Senate Bill 1162 will require companies with 15 or more employees to post pay scales when they upload a job advert.
They'll also be forced to give the salary scale when a potential applicant asks for it.
If they don't adhere to the new rule then they can be fined.
The new law brings California in line with Washington, Colorado and Connecticut, who all introduced laws to provide more transparency around pay.
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