On May 12, 2022, NYC Mayor Eric Adams signed legislation pushing back the effective date of NYC’s salary transparency law from May 15, 2022 to November 1, 2022.
Other amendments to the salary transparency law include:
- Clarification that the pay transparency requirements for job advertisements will not apply to jobs that cannot or will not be performed, at least in part, in NYC.
- Clarification that the pay transparency requirements for job advertisements apply to hourly positions, not just salaried positions.
- Modifications to the potential remedies and initial penalties. Now only employees can bring an action against their current employer for violating the law. Job applicants would need to seek enforcement through the New York City Commission of Human Rights. Further, upon first violation of the law, employers will no longer be subject to a civil penalty and will have thirty days to correct the violation.