New Salary Transparency Laws in Effect

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Salary Transparency Laws

On January 1, 2023, California, Washington, and Rhode Island implemented salary transparency laws to reduce pay gaps and protect workers from experiencing wage discrimination.

California employers with 15 or more employees are now required to post the salary range on internal and external job boards. Washington companies with 15 or more workers must also include the salary range along with a list of offered benefits in their postings. While Rhode Island does not require the same conditions as California and Washington, employers must disclose the salary range of open positions upon request or before discussing compensation with a candidate.

Similar regulations have already been enacted across the United States. CNBC’s article shares a compilation of existing salary transparency laws in other US states and cities, including Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, Ohio, New Jersey, and New York.

Below is a list of resources that provide more information about the new regulations:

California: SB-1162

Washington: RCW 49.58.110

Rhode Island: S 02070 Substitute A

Yahoo! News: Pay transparency laws gather momentum in 2023 — a boon for workers

NPR: The impact that new salary transparency laws could have

If you are an employer recruiting a new hire or a job seeker looking for work, be sure to stay up to date with the latest employment and salary transparency laws in your area.

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