The Rutten Law Firm, APC

The Rutten Law Firm, APC employment law attorneys

Call Today: 818-308-5945

Standing Strong For Employee Rights

Begin A Consultation

CA Corporate Boards Required to Include Women by 2021

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to have at least one woman on their board by the end of 2019. Boards with five directors will need two females and boards with six directors will need three female members by the end of 2021. Companies that fail to comply may be issued financial penalties.

The new legislation allows for boards to fulfill this requirement by creating an extra seat on the board, as opposed to removing a man already sitting on the board.

Senate Bill 826 (SB-826) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown as part of his effort to "protect and support women, children and working families" (CNN). SB-826 cites several independent studies showing companies perform better when women serve on their boards of directors. At the time the bill passed through the Senate, 1 in 4 publicly traded companies in the state of California did not have a woman on their board.

Though many European countries already use similar gender diversity quotas, California is leading the United States' effort in reducing gender disparity in corporate leadership.



No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us For a Response

Do You Have A Question
About Your Case?

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.


Privacy Policy

The Rutten Law Firm, APC

The Rutten Law Firm, APC employment law attorneys

Do you need help from an experienced attorney?

Contact us right now to schedule your consultation.

The Rutten Law Firm, APC
4221 Coldwater Canyon Avenue
Studio City, CA 91604

Phone: 818-308-5945
Studio City Office Location

Review Us