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New York City’s Salary History Law and Employer Compliance

Published Date:

10/17/2017

On May 4, 2017, Mayor Bill DiBlasio signed a bill amending the New York City Human Rights Law to prohibit New York City employers from inquiring into a prospective employee’s salary history during the hiring process or relying on the salary history of an applicant in determining salary, benefits or other compensation for such applicant during the hiring process, including the negotiation of a contract.  The New York City Commission on Human Rights (CCHR) will be enforcing this new provision.

This law will go into effect on October 31, 2017 and it is important for employers, employment agencies, recruiters, and those who do business or engage in any part of the hiring process in NYC to understand the law’s requirements.

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