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28 Dec

December 2021: New York City Requiring Salary Ranges to be Displayed in Job Postings

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Update Applicable to:
All employers in New York City.

What happened?
On December 15, 2021, the New York City Council passed an amendment to the New York City Human Rights Law (NYCHRL)

What are the details?
The amendment to Int. 1208-B (the “Bill”), requires most employers’ advertisements for job openings for positions performed in New York City to include the minimum and maximum salaries offered for the position in the posting.

The Bill’s language covers the vast majority of employers who recruit and hire in New York City, including any employer that employs four or more “persons.” When counting individuals to meet the threshold, employers must include independent contractors furthering the employer’s business, as well as an employer’s parent, spouse, domestic partner, or child working for the employer.

Under the Bill, covered employers would have to include minimum and maximum salaries in advertisements for almost any position, including job listings, promotions, and transfers. The published salary range must represent what the employer believes in good faith it would pay for the position at the time of posting. The Bill does not distinguish between internal and external job postings.

Failure to do so would be considered an unlawful discriminatory practice under the New York City Human Rights Law.

The amendments will go into effect 120 days later, on May 14, 2022. The Commission may issue additional rules and guidance on compliance with the amendments prior to the effective date.

For more information, please see the links below:

Int. 1208 (the “Bill”)

Article 1Article 2

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links provided above and begin posting hourly wage ranges in job postings to comply with the new law.