No, of course they can't. And they don't want to, because that would shoot their entire narrative. And with lefties, it's all about the narrative.
So, we have a national law that's been on the books for over half a century, but California decides it's going to up the ante a bit:
A bill introduced this week in California (where else?) would force businesses to submit payroll data to the state, so it can police whether or not men and women receive equal pay.Read the whole thing, and marvel that this state still functions at all with such idiots in charge.
It would be yet another absurd regulatory burden and massive bureaucracy expansion in a state already hampered by both.
State Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson introduced the bill before a Judiciary Committee Tuesday. Jackson said, "Women are in the workforce primarily because they need to be and it’s important that women are paid equally."
She added, "It’s an enormous problem."
It's not. The wage gap is a myth that does not account for differences in job selections, work hours, the danger of the job, or anything else. Women tend to make less money than men because a work/life home balance is more important to women than men. Men are more likely to think it perfectly fine to work 60 hours per week than a woman, especially one with a family. Further, men tend to select higher-paying job fields than women. This alone accounts for much of the gap.