Statewide Pay Transparency Law Signed

Governor Hochul has signed legislation establishing a statewide pay transparency law in New York State. Under this new law, which takes effect on September 17th, employers are required to list salary ranges in advertisements or postings for job opportunities and promotions. The new law aims to address issues of discriminatory wage-setting and hiring practices by providing workers with this information. The law applies to employers with four or more employees. The law also requires that if a job description exists for the position, it must be included in the posting. This new law will be enforced by the NYS Department of Labor with civil penalties not to exceed $1000 for the first violation, $2000 for the second violation, and $3000 for the third and subsequent violations.