NYC will be required to abide by new guidelines starting on Tuesday regarding the disclosure of salary ranges in job postings to close the wage gap between white men and people of color and women.
With the implementation of this law, NYC will be the largest municipality in the United States to require pay transparency for internal and external job postings. If Gov. Kathy Hochul signs a similar law passed by the state legislature this year, it might become effective.
While elected officials and employees applauded the law as a step toward workplace equity, City Councilwoman Gale Brewer expressed concern that the law might not be fully enforced because the city agency charged with handling claims of rule violations is appallingly understaffed.
Brewer, who heads the council’s committee on investigations, said, “It’s a good law. The understaffing, however, “is a big problem,” she continued.
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