Beginning in November, New York City employers will be required to include a salary range in their job advertisements, in a new The initiative of local authorities to improve transparency and combat inequality in compensation, which particularly affects women and minorities.
Although there are many states in the United States that have such rules on wage transparency, new York will be the first large city in the country to request this type of information from employers.
New York Mayor Eric Adams signed the new regulation on Thursday, which had already been promoted under the previous administration, but which the current council — which took office in January — delayed it in the midst of a major campaign against it by groups. a job.
Finally, as a compromise, The legislation won’t start taking effect until next November, instead of taking effect this month as planned.
In addition, companies will not be fined for the first violation, and it has been established that those who are already employees of a company will be able to sue them in court for failing to comply with the rule.
Despite this, local lawmakers have highlighted the progress that the new law will make to combat severe wage disparities, which according to studies are particularly harmful to women and members of minorities.
The head of the municipal human rights commission, Annabelle Palma DIn a statement, he stressed that the measure is an “important step” to balance the situation for those “affected by the discrepancy in salaries.”Mostly women and people of color.”
Democrat Justin Brannan, who emphasized that whoever you choose the job said you need to know ahead of time if you’ll be able to pay rent or provide for your family.
Brannan explained that too With this new rule it will be much easier to identify systematic salary discrepancies linked to race and gender.
According to 2021 data published by the US federal government, the gender pay gap is still quite large, with women earning, on average, 83.1% of what men earn.