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New York City labor update: Pay history, written contracts

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If you have employees in New York City, be aware of two new laws affecting your operations there. The first new law bars you from asking applicants about their prior compensation history and is designed to end pay discrimination. It goes into effect this fall.

The second requires you to provide contract workers with a written agreement. It went into effect May 15, 2017.

No asking applicants about their past pay

by Christopher J. Dioguardi, Esq., Bond, Schoeneck & King, New York City

Mayor Bill de Blasio has signed legislation that, starting Oct. 31, 2017, bans almost all New York City employers from:

  • Asking job applicants about their compensation history
  • Relying on an applicant’s compensation history when making a job offer or negotiating an employment contract, unless that applicant freely volunteers the information.

Job applicants who allege a violation of this provision may file a complaint with the New York City Com...(register to read more)

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