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New York City Council Amends Wage Transparency Law

In 2021, New York City joined the growing list of cities and states requiring employers to include salary ranges in job postings. This law was expected to go into effect on May 15, 2022. However, after heeding concerns raised by many groups pertaining to ambiguities in the law, the New York City Council passed an amended version of the New York City Pay Transparency Law that postpones its effective date to November 1, 2022.

The amended version addresses the following:

  • Clarifies that both hourly wage and salaried jobs are subject to this statute;
  • Only current employees may bring an action against their employer for failing to comply; and
  • NYC Commission on Human Rights has the authority to enforce violations on behalf of applicants.

Employers should use this six-month window to identify positions that can or will be performed in New York City and update job postings to include the salary ranges.

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