New NYC Law to Require Disclosure of Minimum/Maximum Salary Range

The New York City Council has enacted a Local Law (No. 2022/032), which will prohibit employers from posting job listings without minimum and maximum salary information.

The Council provides the following summary:

This bill would make it an unlawful discriminatory practice to not include in job listings the minimum and maximum salary offered for any position located within New York City. The range for the listed maximum and minimum salary would extend from the lowest salary to the highest salary that the employer in good faith believes it would pay for the advertised job, promotion, or transfer. Temporary staffing firms are exempt from this legislation as they already provide this information after interviews in compliance with the NY State Wage Theft Prevention Act.

Among other changes, the law amends ยง 8-107 of the New York City Human Rights law by adding a new subdivision, 32, to read as follows:

32. Employment; minimum and maximum salary in job listings.

a. It shall be an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employment agency, employer, employee or agent thereof to advertise a job, promotion or transfer opportunity without stating the minimum and maximum salary for such position in such advertisement. In stating the minimum and maximum salary for a position, the range may extend from the lowest to the highest salary the employer in good faith believes at the time of the posting it would pay for the advertised job, promotion or transfer opportunity.

b. This subdivision does not apply to a job advertisement for temporary employment at a temporary help firm as such term is defined by subdivision 5 of section 916 of article 31 of the labor law.

This law, which was enacted on January 15, 2022, is currently set to take effect on May 15, 2022.

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