As we previously reported, the New York City Council passed a pay transparency law on December 15, 2021, which became law on January 15, 2022, after Mayor Eric Adams took no action on the bill. Currently effective May 15, 2022, the New York City Human Rights Law (“NYCHRL”) is expanded to make it an unlawful discriminatory practice for an employer “to advertise a job, promotion[,] or transfer opportunity without stating the minimum and maximum salary for such position in such advertisement.”
The May 15 effective date is fast approaching. However, as discussed in our prior client alert from March 28 in the link below, the NYC Council passed an amendment, that will push back the effective date back to November 1 if the Mayor signs the bill.
The current status is that Mayor Adams has not yet signed the bill to make the amendment effective. The Mayor has now scheduled a hearing on the amendments for May 12, 2022, based on information available on the NYC Council’s legislative site.
As a result, we likely won’t know until at least May 12 whether the law’s effective date will be pushed back to November 1, 2022, or if there will be other amendments.
Stay tuned for our client alerts on further developments or please let us know if you have any questions in the meantime.