New York City Salary Law

January 25, 2022

On December 15, 2021, the New York City Council passed a bill requiring NYC employers to include minimum and maximum salary information in job postings for any positions located within New York City.  The bill became law on January 15, 2022 after Mayor Eric Adams took no action on it.  The law is set to go into effect on May 15, 2022.

The law makes it an “unlawful discriminatory practice” for a covered employer to advertise a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity without including the minimum and maximum salary for the position in the job posting or advertisement.  Covered employers include NYC employers with four or more employees.  Included in the four employees are: (i) independent contractors working in furtherance of an employer’s business enterprise and (ii) the employer’s parent, spouse, domestic partner, or child, if employed by the employer.  The law covers external job advertisements as well as internal advertisements for promotions and transfers.  In stating the minimum and maximum salary range for the position, the range must extend from the lowest to the highest salary that the employer, “in good faith believes at the time of the posting it would pay for the advertised job, promotion or transfer opportunity.” 

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