The continuing trend of state and local government regulating more aspects of the employment relationship continues, and this time the focus is on pay transparency. These new laws require employers to disclose the pay they offer in job postings. Colorado was first on the scene in 2021. Since then, California and Washington have adopted new laws that take effect on January 1, 2023. And New York City recently adopted a law that took effect on November 1, 2022. The goal of this legislation is to provide more information to applicants about the expected pay ranges, and hopefully, to eliminate unequal treatment as applicants pursue employment opportunities. The new laws are generating questions, and even where answered, the laws differ by jurisdiction.
To learn more about California, Washington, New York and Colorado’s pay transparency laws, click here.