The City of Ithaca and Westchester County are the two latest jurisdictions in New York to require the disclosure of salary ranges in job postings.
Ithaca, New York
Effective September 1, 2022: Ithaca employers are prohibited from advertising an opportunity for employment, including a job, promotion, or transfer, without stating the minimum and maximum hourly or salary compensation for such position in the advertisement. Similar to New York City’s law, the range should extend from “the lowest to highest salary the employer in good faith believes at the time of the posting it would pay.”
Under the new law, not including a salary range in these advertisements is considered an unlawful discriminatory practice. However, there is no guidance as to the geographic scope of the law regarding where the position will be performed, like New York City’s law.
Westchester County, New York
Effective November 6, 2022: Westchester County employers are prohibited from advertising “a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity without also including the minimum or maximum salary for the job, promotion to transfer in the job posting or advertisement.” The Westchester County law is also similar to New York City’s law, defining the range as “the lowest to highest salary the employer in good faith believes at the time of the posting it would pay” for the position.
Under the new law, a job posting is defined as “any written or printed communication, whether electronic or hard copy, that the employer is recruiting and accepting applications” for a particular position.
There is an exception for general calls for applications without reference to a particular position. For example, a ‘Help Wanted’ sign. The law specifically applies to positions that are required to be performed, in whole or in part, in Westchester County, whether in person, in the field, or remotely.
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