July 2022: Westchester County Enacts Pay Disclosure Requirements

26 Jul


Update Applicable to:
All employers with four or more employees in Westchester County, New York.

What happened?
On May 4, 2022, Westchester passed Westchester County Laws § 700.03, also known as the “Westchester Law,” enacting pay disclosure requirements for employment opportunities.

What are the details?
Effective November 6, 2022, employers with four or more employees who post “for positions that are required to be performed, in whole or in part, in Westchester County, whether from an office, in the field, or remotely,” will be required to disclose the pay of the advertised position during a job posting.

Similar to the NYC law and the Ithaca Ordinance, the Westchester Law does not apply to a job advertisement for temporary employment at a temporary help firm. Moreover, Westchester County defines “posting” as “any written or printed communication, whether electronic or hard copy, that the employer is recruiting and accepting applications for a specific position,” but the law does not apply to general “help wanted” signs or similar communications.

The Westchester Law does not clarify whether all four employees must work within the County.

For more information, please see the links below:

Westchester 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.