Westchester County’s salary transparency law, amending the local Human Rights Law, is set to take effect November 6, 2022. The County law will require employers (with at least four employees), employment agencies, and labor organizations to include a minimum or maximum salary for a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity in the job posting or
NYC Mayor Signs Pay Transparency Law
New York City Pay Transparency Law to Take Effect in November 2022
The New York City Council has pushed back implementation of the salary transparency law from May 15, 2022, to November 1, 2022.
On January 15, 2022, New York City enacted legislation requiring all covered employers to include a minimum and maximum salary for the position advertised. The new law was set to go into effect…
New York City Employers Will Soon Be Required to Include Salary Ranges on Job Advertisements
As New York City Mayor Eric Adams did not take action within 30 days of receipt from the New York City Council, the Council’s legislation requiring most New York City employers to include salary ranges on job advertisements has become law.
This legislation is similar to recent enactments in numerous other jurisdictions, including Colorado and…
The Emerging Trend in State Pay Transparency Laws
The push for pay equity has moved beyond prohibiting pay discrimination and into requiring employers encourage pay transparency for applicants and employees.
At the federal level, the National Labor Relations Act can protect discussions involving compensation as concerted activity. For federal contractors, OFCCP prohibits policies that discourage pay transparency. Many states have followed suit —…
New York Governor Kicks Off U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s Ticker-Tape Parade with Equal Pay Legislation
On the heels of the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team’s World Cup win, Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 10, 2019, signed into law two bills that expand New York’s existing equal pay laws.
In enacting two of the three equal pay bills passed by the New York Legislature, New York joins other states in expanding the…
New York Adopts Laws Aimed at Combating Salary Inequality and Race Discrimination
In the final days of its 2019 Session, the New York State Legislature passed three bills that, respectively, will bar employers from inquiring about applicants’ past salary history, prohibit wage differentials based on protected class status, and ban race discrimination based on an employee’s hair or hairstyle. Governor Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to sign…
New Suffolk County, NY, Bill Bans Inquiry into Salary History
Joining New York City, Albany County, and Westchester County, Suffolk County has become the latest jurisdiction in New York to pass a bill that prevents employers from inquiring into the salary and benefits history of job applicants.
Designed to establish pay equality and to “break the cycle of wage discrimination,” the Restricting Information on Salaries …
New York State’s Latest Push to Broaden Salary History Ban
New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo continues his push to address the gender pay gap in New York. The latest is the release of a Department of Labor report commissioned by the Governor that recommends legislation barring all employers, public and private, from asking or searching for prospective employee’s salary history.
In January 2017, the…
Localities and the Salary History Ban: Next Stop, Westchester County, New York
New York’s Westchester County is the latest locality to adopt legislation prohibiting employers from asking prior salary histories of a prospective employee. Click here to read our full article regarding Westchester County’s salary history ban.