Governor Kathy Hochul signed legislation (S9427/A10477) earlier this week that establishes a statewide pay transparency law. The law requires employers to list salary ranges in advertisements or postings for job opportunities and promotions.
Per the legislation: “No employer, employment agency, employee, or agent thereof shall advertise a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity that can or will be performed, at least in part, in the state of New York without disclosing the following
1. the compensation or a range of compensation for such job, promotion, or transfer opportunity; and
2. the job description for such job, promotion, or transfer opportunity, if such description exists.”
Jobs that are commission based also must be in compliance with the above and have it disclosed that the compensation is based on commission.
This law doesn’t go into effect until mid-September 2023. In the meantime, employers should be aware that similar laws are already in effect in local levels across the state, including in Albany County.