San Francisco Wants to Eliminate the Pay Gap for Women in This Generation. But Will It Work?

Equal pay advocates have largely praised the law, saying that while it won’t erase the wage gap, it’s better than nothing. The law “makes it less likely that inequities earlier in your career shape your entire career,” says Emily Martin, general counsel and vice president for workplace justice at the National Women’s Law Center, a non-profit organization that advocates for women’s rights through litigation and policy initiatives.