July 2022: City of Ithaca Enacts Pay Disclosure Requirements for Employers

26 Jul


Update Applicable to:
All employers with four or more employees in the city of Ithaca, New York.

What happened?
On May 4, 2022, the city of Ithaca in central New York passed Ithaca City Code § 215-3(F), also known as the “Ithaca Ordinance,” enacting pay disclosure requirements for employment opportunities.

What are the details?
Effective September 1, 2022, employers with four or more employees “whose standard work locations” are in Ithaca will be required to include in postings the minimum and maximum hourly or salary compensation for such opportunities.

The Ithaca Ordinance does not cover employers with fewer than four employees in Ithaca. The posted range must represent the employer’s good faith belief at the time of the posting. While the Ithaca Ordinance does not directly address its application to remote positions, presumably, the law will not apply to remote positions unless there is a specific expectation that an Ithaca resident performs the position.

Similar to the NYC law, the Ithaca Ordinance does not apply to a job advertisement for temporary employment at a temporary help firm.

For more information, please see the links below:

Ithaca Ordinance

Article 1Article 2

What do employers need to do?
Employers should review the links above and adjust their job postings to comply with the law.