Westchester County’s salary transparency law, amending the local Human Rights Law, will take effect November 6, 2022. The law will require employers (with at least four employees), employment agencies, and labor organizations to include a minimum or maximum salary for a job, promotion, or transfer opportunity in the job posting or advertisement. The law specifically applies to positions that are required to be performed, in whole or in part, in Westchester County, whether in person, in the field, or remotely.
The job posting covers any type of communication that is written or printed, whether electronic or hard copy, relating to a particular position for which an employer or employment agency is recruiting and accepting applications. The salary posting requirement will not apply to general “Help Wanted” solicitations not specifying a position that are affixed to an employer’s worksite or place of employment.
Violations of the law are subject to the remedies and penalties provided in the Westchester Human Rights Law, and include back pay, front pay, punitive damages, costs, and civil penalties up to and including $250,000 for willful violation.