A new statewide pay transparency law took effect on Sunday. It was signed by Governor Kathy Hochul late last year.
It requires employers who have four or more workers to include the compensation ranges in all advertisements for job, promotion or transfer opportunities.
The law affects jobs performed at least in part, in New York state. It applies to any opportunities that are performed outside the state, including remote or telecommuting opportunities, that report to a supervisor, office or other work site in New York state.
Hochul released a statement on Sunday saying that, “Wage disparities have deepened inequality in our state for far too long and put countless workers, particularly women and people of color, at a disadvantage.”
State officials said a recent report indicated that women in New York’s workforce earned just over 88 cents for every dollar earned by men in 2021.
Violations of the new law can involve penalties of up to $3,000.
A pay transparency fact sheet and FAQ document are available at the New York State Department of Labor website with additional information about the new law.
Several other states have similar laws.