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January 14, 2020 News

CLIENT ALERT: New York State Now Prohibits Salary History Inquiries

January 14, 2020 – As of January 6, 2020, New York is now the newest state to prohibit employers from inquiring about salary history.  The new law, designed to close the wage gap between men and women in the workplace, took effect last week as part of a broader package of pro-worker legislation under New York Labor Law section 194-a.  The New York State-wide law also expands upon the existing New York City ban on salary history inquiries that took effect two years ago.  The attached Client Alert reviews this new law, exceptions, enforcement and right of redress, and what New York State employers should do to avoid liability.

PDF of Client Alert:  New York State Now Prohibits Salary History Inquiries