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Employment Law Advisory: NYC Salary Ask Law – Effective October 31st

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New York City Employers: EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 31, 2017


You may no longer rely on a job applicant’s compensation history in setting or offering compensation.



  • Ask about an applicant’s prior or current salary
  • Ask about an applicant’s benefits or other compensation history


  • Ask about an applicant’s expectations regarding salary, benefits, and other compensation
  • Inform an applicant about the position’s proposed or anticipated salary range

If an applicant volunteers their history without prompting, you may verify the information.


Employers can also inquire about compensation history if a federal, state or local law authorizes the inquiry.


All employers need to adopt a practice and train employees.


Please contact Sharon Stiller at (585) 218-9999 or Rachel Gold at (718) 215-5300 if you have any questions or we can be of assistance.

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