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New California Law Will Make It Illegal for Employers to Ask This Question

What’s going on?

A new California law that went into effect on Monday forbids employers from asking job applicants about their previous salaries. It also requires California employers to give potential employees a pay range for the job they’re applying for.

Will this new law help workers?

The new law, which affects all employers of any size statewide, is intended to increase transparency and narrow the gender gap. Supporters of the bill said that if women are paid less than men for the same job and new employers base their salary on the previous one, women will continue to make less.

Pat and Jeffy talked about some of the new state laws that went into effect on Jan. 1 on today’s show while sitting in for Glenn.

“Who answers that truthfully, anyway?” Jeffy asked about the salary-related law. “’What’d you make on your last job?’ ‘$800 million.’”

Here are some of the other new laws they discussed:

Watch the clip or read the transcript below for more.

This article provided courtesy of TheBlaze.

PAT: Some of the new laws that we're looking at, as the new year begins, include the one in Texas that eliminates the possibility of just voting straight ticket. Not a huge deal.

In California, employers can no longer ask about your prior salary. Job applicants can volunteer that information if they want to. But you can't ask, hey, what did you make before? What were you making?

Strange, right?

JEFFY: Right.

PAT: Why would the government get involved in that in negotiation at all?

JEFFY: I'm guessing -- I don't know. But I'm guessing that they figured that you should be paid for what you're worth on this job.

PAT: I guess. But --

JEFFY: Who answers that truthfully anyway?

PAT: Nobody.

JEFFY: Thankfully, what did you make on your last job?

PAT: $17.9 million. Now I'm willing to come in for somewhat less than that.

JEFFY: Might be able to work on something else.

PAT: But it's got to be in the ballpark.

A new Nevada law requires employers to grant up to 160 hours of leave per year to employees who are victims of domestic violence or who have family members who are victims, or who know someone who was a victim, or has ever heard of being a victim.

JEFFY: Right. Well, I've heard.

PAT: Well, then you've got 160 hours coming.

Employers in Vermont can't request or require employees to provide their social media content. That act is meant to provide social media privacy for employees.

Well, that's kind of strange. You don't have it. If it's on social media, you've already compromised your privacy, haven't you?

JEFFY: They want their cake and eat it too. Right? You want to be able to have your social media. But you want to be able to have your job. And you want to be able to say bad things about your company.

Well, guess what, part of your job is representing the company that you work for. That's your life, right? Maybe that's just my old school thinking. But, you know, you represent who you work for.

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NO comparison between REAL Jim Crow laws & Georgia voting bill

The left keeps comparing Georgia's new voting regulations to Jim Crow era laws, arguing the voting bill is too restrictive and even racist against minority populations. But Glenn argues that it's an INSULTING comparison to make, especially to those who actually lived and experienced the real, horrifying Jim Crow laws during the early 20th century. In this clip, Glenn explains what Jim Crow ACTUALLY means and how Georgia does not even COME CLOSE.

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Will vaccinated Americans still need mask regulations by Memorial Day?

With Texas' recent elimination of state-mandated COVID regulations, Major League Baseball was back full swing in the Lone Star State; the Texas Rangers just held the first full-capacity sporting event since the start of the pandemic. In this clip, Stu details the non-strict 'mask police' that were at the game, and Pat makes an interesting prediction: could mask regulations for vaccinated Americans actually be phased out by Memorial Day?

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Did Joe Biden tell America to stop praying?

Enough prayers? Why is supposed Catholic Joe Biden suggesting that Congress ought to stop praying for after someone commits acts of gun violence?

On Friday, Stu Burguiere and Pat Gray filled in for Glenn and discussed President Joe Biden's remarks during his speech on gun control. "Enough prayers. Time for some action," Biden said. Stu and Pat were surprised how dismissive Biden appeared to be on the idea of prayer.

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WATCH this pastor chase 'communist' cops out of his church: 'Gestapo is not allowed here!'

Just days after Canadian pastor James Coates was released from prison for refusing to bow to COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, several police officers showed up at another church to ensure restrictions were being followed. But Polish pastor Artur Pawlowski of the Cave of Adullam Church in Alberta, Canada, knew his rights, telling the cops not to come back until they had a warrant in hand.

Filling in for Glenn Beck on the radio program this week, Pat Gray and Stu Burguiere played a video of the interaction.

"Please get out. Please get out of this property immediately. Get out!" Pawlowski can be heard yelling at the six officers who entered his church.

"Out! Out! Out! Get out of this property immediately until you come back with a warrant," he continued. "Go out and don't come back. I don't want to talk to you. You Nazis, Gestapo is not allowed here! ... Nazis are not welcome here! Do not come back you Nazi psychopaths. Unbelievable sick, evil people. Intimidating people in a church during the Passover! You Gestapo, Nazi, communist fascists! Don't you dare come back here!"

Watch this clip to see the heated exchange:

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