June 27, 2022

Volume XII, Number 178

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No Secrets in NYC and Beyond!

In recent years, legislators have renewed their focus on pay equity and efforts to close and prevent wage gaps based on gender, race, ethnicity, and other characteristics. This trend has resulted in a wave of new legislation requiring pay transparency, with several states and cities enacting laws that require employers to disclose wage ranges. The laws vary widely, with some requiring disclosure as part of job offers while others mandate wage range information be included in job advertisements. Recently, New York City enacted a wage transparency law that will go into effect May 15, 2022. In doing so, it joined Connecticut, Colorado, California, and several other states and cities that have implemented such laws, while other jurisdictions are actively considering them. How do employers, including those with employees in multiple states, comply with such laws? What other existing laws compel some level of transparency? What are the penalties for failing to comply? What impact will the disclosure of this information have on employee relations? How do employers prepare for the likelihood that outside organizations, such as labor unions, will likely gain access to this information? This webinar will cover these and other issues regarding these new laws. Questions from attendees are encouraged.

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