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NYC Enacts New Law Limiting Prospective Employers' Ability to Obtain and Use Salary History

    New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law on May 4, 2017, legislation that will prohibit employers from inquiring about, relying upon, and verifying a job applicant’s salary history. The bill, authored by New York City Public Advocate Letitia James, will apply to all employers in New York City, public and private. The legislation will take effect on October 31, 2017, 180 days after signing.

    Advocates of the legislation (Int. 1253-A), now Local Law 67) maintain that it will contribute to gender pay equity and reduce the likelihood that women will be prejudiced by prior salary levels. Mayor de Blasio has hailed the new law as a “milestone achievement” for pay equity.

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