Effective January 1, 2023, Washington employers with 15 or more employees must include salary ranges and a description of benefits in all job postings, whether written or electronic, that relate to a “specific available position.” Under the current law, employers only had to disclose salary ranges after extending a job offer and when the applicant requested it. For internal promotions, this remains largely the same – employers only must provide wage scale information upon request.
With this law, Washington follows Colorado and New York City, both of which have similar requirements.
Washington employers with 15 or more employees should begin preparing for this new law now by establishing a salary range for each position and ensuring each current employee is being paid according to those ranges. Additionally, they can set standard protocols for determining where applicants fit within those specific ranges.
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