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Monday, June 06, 2022

NY Statewide Salary Transparency Law Coming Soon

All companies hiring on work that can be performed in NY will soon need to advertise the job's compensation / wages. 

A10477 has passed both houses of the NYS Congress and once signed by the Governor, it will go into effect 270 days later. 

Interestingly, the law is very broadly written where it applies to advertising "a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity that can or will be performed, at least in part, in the state of New York." Notice the word can in there. Theoretically, this will make all remote work opportunities around the world be subject to this law. 

The law, Labor Law 194-b, will require disclosure of both a job description and a range of compensation. Plus, employers will be required to keep records to prove compliance and there are big penalties for violations.

According to the bill's justification, the purpose of this law is to stop wage discrimination, which is a noble pursuit at prevention. Nonetheless, victims of wage discrimination should bring claims under the Federal Equal Pay Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and the NYS / NYC Human Rights Law because they deserve compensation and these laws will get them paid!