Suffolk County NY Salary History Ban

Effective June 30, 2019, Suffolk County, NY employers and employment agencies with four or more employees will no longer be able to inquire about a job applicant’s salary history or to rely on such information when establishing a new employee’s compensation.

According to JD Supra:

Entitled A Local Law to Restrict Information Regarding Salary and Earnings (“RISE Act”), this new law is designed to “help break the cycle of wage discrimination and close the wage gap” for statistically underpaid individuals, such as women and racial and ethnic minorities.

The law follows similar salary history bans passed in New York City, Westchester County, and Albany County.

For more details on the new legislation, please click here.

The information included in this blog post originally appeared in an article from JD Supra on December 11, 2018, written by John Bauer and Kelly Spina of Littler Mendelson P. C.

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