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New York City to ban employers from asking job applicants about salary history: compliance action steps


New York City is on the verge of joining a growing list of jurisdictions that, in an effort to address pay equity issues, have prohibited employers from inquiring about a job applicant's salary history during the hiring process.

On April 5, the New York City Council passed legislation outlawing salary history inquiries. New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to sign the bill into law, which would take effect 180 days thereafter. Once enacted, the new legislation will impose significant changes on the hiring process.