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City Council Postpones Implementation of Salary Transparency Act

We reported in February 2022 that the New York City Council had adopted legislation requiring employers to provide salary information in all job listings.  Violations of the law, known as the Salary Transparency Act, will be treated as unlawful discriminatory practices under the New York City Human Rights Law.  To allow additional time for employers to become familiar with the new requirements, the effective date of this law has been postponed until November 1, 2022.  In addition, the law has been clarified to provide that there will be no civil penalty imposed for a first violation of the law, provided that the violation is cured within 30 days after receipt of a complaint.  The Human Rights Commission has also clarified that the new law applies to both salaried and hourly positions where the work will be performed in New York City in whole or part.