To promote pay transparency and equity, an increasing number of states and localities are requiring employers to disclose salary data in job advertisements or postings. The trend started in Colorado in 2021, and now a number of other jurisdictions have followed suit, including New York City and the states of California and Washington. The New York City law took effect on November 1, 2022, and the California and Washington laws go into effect on January 1, 2023. Similar laws have recently been enacted in other areas as well, including Jersey City, New Jersey (effective June 15, 2022), the City of Ithaca, New York (effective September 1, 2022), and Westchester County, New York (effective November 6, 2022).
This post will provide an overview of the New York City, California, and Washington laws, and discuss steps that employers can take to comply with the new requirements.